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Standing up to being bullied

So Amazon, a company I've done a lot of business with, is trying to bully/intimidate/threaten my publisher Hachette into doing what it wants. This is having a devastating impact on Hachette's authors, who have done nothing wrong. You can read more about the issue here.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/amazon-escalates-its-battle-against-hachette/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

I'll be putting up some alternate shopping sites asap. In the meantime, please consider placing your online book orders elsewhere, because Amazon isn't the only game in town and they shouldn't be allowed to get away with this crap. And I say that as a writer whose books they sell -- or used to -- and a reader who has really appreciated their services.

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mnfaure
May. 24th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
ARGH! Are you serious? I did not know this about Book Depository. That is usually who I buy from and was just getting ready to place an order with them. Curses!
mnfaure
May. 24th, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I stopped buying from them years ago because of a) bad personal experience with their impersonal service, which amounted to: We're a big company, you're a little person, get over yourself, and b) bullying tactics.
kk1raven
May. 27th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
Acting like a big bully is nothing new for Amazon. They've been doing it for years. They treat the people who work in their warehouses poorly too. I try not to give them any of my cash but most of the new hard covers I buy come from Amazon because I pay for them with gift cards that I get for filling out online surveys. With the price of hard covers that's pretty much the only way they fit into my budget.
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