More Amazon Bashing


The link below is to an article that looks at the latest attempts at Amazon bashing and curbing the power of Amazon in the book industry. Don’t get me wrong here, monopolies are not necessarily a good thing in my opinion, however, has Amazon done anything illegal? I doubt it. Perhaps bookshops and bookstores need to change things up a bit – many still seem to refuse to mail order (I stress many, not all) for example.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/bookseller-writer-and-publisher-organizations-want-congress-to-go-after-amazon/

‘Bookshop’ in the USA


The link below is to an article that takes a look at ‘Bookshop’ in the USA, which is taking on Amazon in the book selling space.

For more visit:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/24/little-book-sellers-that-could-how-coalition-indie-stores-managed-take-slice-amazon-business/

Amazon and Library Ebook Lending


The link below is to an article that is worth considering in the library ebook lending controversy – for Amazon is probably the worst offender when it comes to this.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/10/25/sometimes-amazon-is-more-evil-than-the-major-publishers/

Amazon on Book Counterfeiting


The link below is to an article that gives Amazon’s take on book counterfeiting in their stores.

For more visit:
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/books-and-authors/our-response-to-the-new-york-times-story-on-book-counterfeiting

Apple Rejects Ebooks That Mention Amazon


The link below is to an article that reports on how Apple rejects ebooks that mention Amazon.

For more visit:
https://teleread.org/2019/05/08/apple-ibooks-still-rejecting-ebooks-for-mentioning-amazon-author-sharon-lee-reports/