Posts Tagged ‘amazon’

Amazon and Freedom

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I’ve been reading about disgruntled publishers pulling out of dealing with Amazon for months now. Upset over the percentage that Amazon is demanding. It’s head-scratching stuff.

Let’s get this out the way first: Amazon is a giant in the world of e-commerce. No, let me rephrase that, Amazon is the giant. The majority of online buyers that I know go to Amazon. They have no need for Joe Bloggs Publishing, no need to care. All Amazon wants is to continue making massive profits. Which is fair enough. For anyone who has worked in the corporate world, this comes as no surprise. (more…) more»

Online Bookshops Vs Bricks and Mortar

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

So what are the pros and cons of buying books online and buying books via the old-fashioned high street (or side street) way?

Online Bookshops: Why Buy?

Cheap. Amazon and other online bookshops are nearly always cheaper. Even with postage, and often by a third of the price. It’s nearly ridiculous…but also quite fantastic. (more…) more»