Amazon has a print-on-demand subsidiary, BookSurge. Amazon/BookSurge are now telling POD publishers that unless they print through BookSurge the buy now buttons will be disabled/removed from their titles listed on Amazon.com.
For a full report on the situation that has developed – and I ask that everyone read the report - this link will lead you to Angela Hoy’s report on writersweekly.com.
It is about time that the American book trade learned that you can't keep screwing authors indefinitely without eventually discovering that you are screwing yourself as well.
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