Sunday, January 31, 2010

Amazon Boots Macmillon: Breaking Book News

As you may have already heard about Amazon's hissy fit with major publishing company, Macmillon, over eBook prices, but did you know that you can no longer buy books published by Macmillon or any companies (e.g. Fewiel & Friends, Tor Books, Farrar, Strauts, & Giroux, Henry & Holt, just to name some) that are part of Macmillon on Amazon !? I can't believe this! Want to know some more facts? Came across this video by author Jack Pierce (Wishful Thinking) who talked about what Amazon has been up to and that supporting indi bookstores are more important than ever because....... guess what? They can't tell ya what to read! Watch the video:





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2 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Saw that yesterday! Pretty wild.
Wonder how the eBook store from Apple (to support the iPad) will affect Amazon and their relationship with publishers?

The Book Owl said...

Oh my gosh, I saw that! It's completely ridiculous.

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