Boycott on Amazon Books

Nancy Herther wrote an intersting article in Information Today newsletter NewsBreak on the ongoing battle between  publishing heavyweights (like Barnes & Noble) and independent book publishers regarding Amazon’s push to boost its own sales of e-books and other content to the detriment of other publishers, agents and authors. Several publishers including Barnes and Noble, Books-A- Million, and Canada’s Indigo Books and Music have openly declared that “that they will not carry Amazon Publishing titles”. This action was in response to what is perceived as “Amazon’s continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent … [which] have prohibited us [publishers] from offering certain ebooks to our customers.”

Click here to read Nancy’s full article titled Amazon’s Squeeze on Booksellers Leads to Boycotts and Protests

About Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis is Digital Initiatives, Cataloguing and Metadata Services Librarian at the Alma Jordan Library at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

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