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This is becoming a very serious threat to the book trade
and I have passed the news on to various parties where I hope they will take up
What horrible, horrible news !
Because this also concerns Europe, I will send the info about Amazon's attack to
Dutch writing associations, literature magazines, newspapers and political
parties, as well as the Dutch former Minister of State who is now head of the
European Antitrust Division, asking all of them to act.
The news about Amazon has gone
out to several hundred people from my computer.
I am struck by the absolute
arrogance and audacity of Amazon. It seems impossible that they can get away
with such high-handed behaviour.
This company is horrible. I
didn't realize they were trying to monopolize the publishing industry. In
addition to undercutting authors and selling used books alongside new, Amazon is
now adding another string to their bow of evil. They also sell The Feathered
Warrior, which is a cockfighting magazine.
I am forwarding the information
about Amazon to the Brazilian press.
Since when has Amazon become the
arbiter of taste and intellect? It seems like a metaphor for what's happening,
corporately and internationally in today's world, i.e. the mass "dumbing down"
of beauty, and individual endeavour. This is a most egregious form of
dictatorship, and I hope this potential reduction of both information and
quality of life, will be roundly protested.
Well, I won't be ordering anything from Amazon again,
unless they change their tune.
I am really sorry to hear that Amazon are behaving so
badly. I wonder why such a successful company has to be this way? It seems
extraordinary. I have posted the news onto quite a lot of people, including
We must stand up against the likes of Amazon and their
blinkered, profit-driven activities, which really seem to have less to do with
books and more to do with the West's obsession with reinventing everything,
whether its defunct or not. It's a horrible commercial cycle we seem to be in
and it saps all individuality, identity, and originality. So I wish The Long
Riders' Guild Press well with the fight. We are with you.
I assure you I will lend my voice to yours and write my
representatives to keep this atrocity from happening.
I back the Long Riders' Guild Press and have already sent
the email to everyone I could.
I was absolutely appalled by the news about Amazon and my
thinking cap is firmly on regarding this important issue. Seeking to dominate or
control literature in any way is repugnant and challenges our fundamental right
to learn, teach, and share information.
What an appalling and outrageous situation and I certainly
hope Amazon will be stopped forthwith. I've registered my complaint and will
never buy from Amazon again.
I was horrified to read your
story of the Amazon attack on POD publishers. Please be assured that I will
support you in retaining your POD rights and for a start will not knowingly sell
further copies of my book through Amazon until this matter is satisfactorily
I have been a loyal customer of
Amazon.co.uk. I am not any more !!!
Well you can add me to the list.
I recently bought a book from Amazon as a present for my wife. Now I’ll pay a
little more and go to the book shop in future.
This is outrageous and something
must be done. I shall add my voice of protest.
Amazon's behaviour is quite
disgraceful and they should be ashamed of themselves.
I've posted the news about
Amazon to my fellow true crime authors, as well to my fellow authors at the In
Cold Blog website, urging all of them to do something with this.
Thank you for fighting against
this big predator.
What a ghastly scenario, but
congratulations to The Long Riders' Guild Press opposition against 21st century
megalomania - Teddy Roosevelt would be proud of you. The world needs champions
to tackle today's corporate tyranny. Non illegitimi carborundum!
And finally, a succinct message
from New Zealand Long Rider Ian Robinson, who was hunted down and captured on
horseback by the Chinese authorities while attempting to ride across Tibet