Thursday, May 01, 2008

Amazon Boycott

The Authors Guild is calling on a boycott of Amazon today. As explained by the folks at Marcher Lord Press:

On May 1, please consider not purchasing from Amazon. Here's why.

Amazon is trying to put a squeeze on competitors in the print-on-demand (POD) industry. They're saying any POD book not published through their POD company (BookSurge) cannot be sold on Amazon. I'm planning to use one of their main competitors, LightningSource, to print Marcher Lord Press books--and I need them to be sold through Amazon--so this directly affects me. And you.

Here's an article about the United States Authors' Guild and others calling for this one-day boycott. If you were thinking of purchasing something from Amazon on the 1st, please consider holding off until the 2nd. Thank you! Let's help send the message that they can't step on the little guy.
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