karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,

Tempest in our teapot

Well, no one outside the writerly community seems to be paying much attention, but Amazon's preemptive strike at the POD market is definitely (and rightly) ruffling some feathers. The Pikes Peak Writers online forum has a new thread started on it, and there have been indignant postings on the list serve.

It does seem pretty damn snarky of Amazon to decide it won't sell any POD books except those printed by Book Surge. I don't have any POD books out there with any publisher, but it still makes me mad to see a giant like Amazon throw its weight behind its one trading partner. Makes me wonder if Bill Gates bought Amazon and no one noticed? This is just the kind of marketing ploy that made Microsoft the company everyone loves to hate.
Tags: pod, publishing

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