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Amazon Throwing the Book at Publishers

Wayne410 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 6:41 AM
So lemme see if I got this right. Amazon is supposed to sell any book that anyone publishes at any price the publisher wants? That's absurd... and cannot possibly be consistent with conservative principles. Yes, books are different than other merchandise in that they are protected by the 1st Amendment but no where in the Constitution is any merchant required to distribute other people's speech. This is Walmart all over again. Amazon is the villian now because this publisher can't survive at prices for which Amazon is willing to sell his books? Sounds like the publisher needs to rethink his business model and adjust accordingly if he wants to stay in business. Lastly, Amazon doesn't "control" 40% of book sales. We, the buyers, decide from whom we will buy and what price we are willing to pay. If 40% of the market buys from Amazon then that validates Amazon's business model.
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