The American Book Association has hitched its wagon to the Just Say No to Amazon campaign.
The American Booksellers Association is the latest to weigh in on Amazon’s publishing program following the decision by Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Indigo Books not to carry their titles. Today the organization’s for-profit subsidiary, IndieCommerce, began removing all Amazon titles from its database.In an e-mail message that went out Monday to indie bookstores that rely on the IndieCommerce Web platform, director Matt Supko wrote, “While Amazon is seeking to distribute its print catalog through conventional means, it seems that they are simultaneously pursing a strategy of locking in ebook exclusives which other retailers are not allowed to sell. IndieCommerce believes that this is wrong.” Not only has IndieCommerce decided not to list these titles, but it has created a new policy that states “only publishers’ titles that are made available to retailers for sale in all available formats will be included in the IndieCommerce inventory database.”- Judith, Rosen, Publisher Weekly
I was wondering what authors under Amazon’s publishing company felt about all the hoopla going on. Are they sitting at home, regretting getting in bed with Amazon? Is Tim Ferris biting his nails in anticipation wondering if he made the right decision?!
Then I read this little tidbit…
I’m guessing the authors over at Amazon’s New Horizon are going to be just fine.
Photo Source: Bloomberg Business Week