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September 20, 2012


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John Hunter

Good stuff. I really like much of what Amazon does. But they are far too heavy handed and controlling for my taste. I hope good open platforms prosper.

Things like sharing an ebook should not be dictated by the large publishers, dictating to Amazon. My guess is Amazon will become less controlling, and let owners/authors/publishers, have more say over how their items are sold but it may take awhile. And more author focused solutions will keep Amazon from getting too lax on author concerns.

Amazon has some big benefits. I have not yet decided to go through Amazon's store (I sell a kindle format version via my publisher). I might give in and go with Amazon but don't like some of their practices (if it wasn't for this issue I would definitely sell it on too).

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