OPINION: Want more proof that Amazon is a bully?

Posted on May 24, 2014


amazonNeed more proof of how Amazon likes to engage in bullying tactics, then just look no further than its current stunt of trying to force publishers to pay them more for distribution of primarily physical books. A particular target at present is the Hachette group. Nasty tactics are being employed such as deliberately interferring to delay deliveries or in some cases refusing to deliver. If someone tries to order a Hachette title from Amazon, they are hit with messages trying to get them to purchase something else instead.

The matter is discussed further here. From my own investigations, that post is right on the money.

Time to stand up to Amazon, people. My own, albeit small, publisher grew so frustrated with them that to all intents and purposes no longer bothering with them.

Ross sig

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