Friday, June 06, 2008

The Price of Doing Business with Amazon

Gah, I feel bad about how often I do use them (which is not that often since I love browsing which is not something that online shopping lends itself to anyway), but I'm certainly going to try and minimize use till they get shamed for this business (via Clare - here and here).

Look, Amazon, it's a market thing if you're that way inclined. If you don't support and let smaller (and no so smaller) publishers such as Hachette Livre etc get a decent piece of pie, they go out of business. Books do not get published. You (Amazon) lose out as you have a more limited range to sell from. And you are pissing off READERS: people who buy books from you.

How is that sensible?