Saturday, January 30, 2010
Amazon = Idjits
To get caught up check out these various discussions. Basically all Macmillan books have been taken off of Amazon.com (these include titles from the popular SFF publisher Tor). There are apparently some hard-ball negotiations over ebook pricing going between Amazon and Macmillan on both sides and it appears that Amazon went nuclear on this. After the whole fiasco where they dropped GLBT-related books from their search engines and deleted 1984 from people’s Kindle without bothering to tell them about it, I’m getting pretty fed up with Amazon. I’ll be waiting to see what details emerge, but I’ll likely be removing all Amazon links from this blog and taking my book-buying business elsewhere.
EDIT: And the story from John Sargent, the CEO of Macmillan Books (Amazon isn't looking any better)