Publishing in a Landscape Dominated by

Marketing books like widgets was supposed to be a godsend for small publishers and a windfall for the pocketbooks of booklovers who buy their books online via, right?

What if the company’s methods of minimizing the prices of its books (and especially e-books) are decimating the sustainability and profit margins of all the players in the book-producing and book-distributing universe except

This recent article in the Boston Review may be the most disturbing report to date on what Amazon is willing to resort to in order to achieve those low prices we booklovers have gotten used to whenever we order something from Jeff Bezos’s paradigm-shifting business model for selling – among other things – books.

Postscript [found at Baby Got Books]: For booklovers/book-buyers who’d like to contrast’s PR with some less flattering reportage, Against Amazon exists purely to post a running display of excerpts from and links to online articles and blogposts that don’t treat as harmless.


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