Amazon's Squeeze on Booksellers Leads to Boycotts and Protests


Amazon is making serious moves to consolidate its position in North America and other English-language markets - and even moving strategically into Spanish-, Italian- and French-speaking areas of the world.

In the U.S. they have been working to mould the book distribution system to fit its goals for a streamlined, cost-containment model. In March they worked to freeze out IPG - an important publishing support network for smaller presses - while adding on alternative independent publishing groups. I wrote about it in a NewsBreak for Information Today.

Today, there is no company that approaches the position or power of Amazon in the evolving 21st century publishing arena. For better or worse, Amazon is a power to behold - and watch carefully!

Amazon is a company that has done most things right to build its power, reputation and customer loyalty.


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