Comments on: Why I’m ditching my Amazon account http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: settling http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16950 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 02:42:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16950 Great perspective. Please don’t forget though, the publishers are not paying (directly) to build or maintain the Amazon Cloud – or it’s Reader. Amazon pays for that. They also deeply discount ebooks, and often LOSE money on those sales. I don’t like big guys out for more money, Hatchette is just as evil as Bezos!
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/an- authors-perspective-on-the-hachette-amaz on-battle/

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16809 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:48:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16809 Quite an online presence Amazon has. It would be interesting to know how much of your personal data they need to keep a competitive edge.

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By: swimfish http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16808 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:17:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16808 Where to go? How about powells.com, the world’s largest independent bookstore–iff [that’s not a typo] you don’t have a local independent bookstore or if your local bookstore cannot find the book you need (say you need an outdated, out-of-print edition). Then, try alibris.com.

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By: sooner2 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16807 Sat, 31 May 2014 14:01:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16807 I closed my account when I saw that AMAZON sells porn … including sellers that sell nothing but porn.

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By: ROTOREUTERS http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16806 Fri, 30 May 2014 16:11:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16806 Question is: Where are you going to go?

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By: JPKane210 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16805 Fri, 30 May 2014 02:55:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16805 Hatchette was one of the publishers that agreed to settle out of court for collusion to fix prices on e-books. They can stop playing victim. Amazon is the one who brought them down. Just sounds like another case of sour grapes. Could also be because Amazon allows authors to publish without a major publishing house, threatening their control over what the American public can read. Sorry, I will side with Amazon on this one. I want lower prices on e-books, more money going to the author than shareholders and I want the freedom to choose from a large variety of authors from all walks of life instead of the publishing houses flavor of the week.

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By: Reader55 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16804 Thu, 29 May 2014 20:38:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16804 I salute you! It is never healthy to have such a giant that welds their power like this. I wish another one of the five would get behind Hachette. Jeff Bezos doesn’t care about books, about publishing, about authors – it is only the bottom line, and in books that just doesn’t fly, ask any independent bookstore. Take your business to an independent or order from BNN.com. Amazon needs a competitor, and the giant needs to calm down.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16803 Thu, 29 May 2014 19:48:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16803 Some people need to disconnect from the frivolous consumer life (you might also try to disconnect from popular culture which is a key brainwash source). Try a used book store. Buy local. Getting the best price is a shallow pursuit, especially with low cost consumer items. How greedy do you have to be to make everything about money? Think about how much time you spend obssessing over price and service for minor and unimportant products. Time that could be better spent doing nearly anything else. If amazon were censoring content I might have an issue. However, they are just another greedy corporation that has you all cowed. Besides, how hard is it to search for other sources of goods on the internet? It’s trivial.

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By: Matt2000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16802 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:06:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16802 You got to give small online businesses a chance!
Whenever I get a chance, I give my business to the not too big websites serving the
niche I am shopping for. If I see a seller on amazon with their own website I go there and shop saving that seller %10 to %20 amazon tax. Amazon won’t create much jobs but all those small businesses are.

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By: Pene1ope http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/27/why-im-ditching-my-amazon-account/#comment-16801 Thu, 29 May 2014 02:36:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2799#comment-16801 I… Me… My… Is this article about the author’s predicament or the rift between Amazon and Hachette?
Both companies are trying to maximize and protect their financial interests.
It is not always fair or right, but that’s capitalism: The big fish eats the little one.
Consumer activism is one’s prerogative, but thinking that one is owed an explanation is presumptuous and naïve.
Market forces, albeit unequal, are at play and a compromise will be forthcoming.

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