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Date: 2008-04-02 22:05
Subject: poor news from the world of publishing
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My mind must have been wandering over the past few days, because I entirely missed this, and I'm indebted to marlowe1 for posting something about it over at his place. If anyone else posted about it, I apologise for missing it.
Basically Amazon seems to be telling print-on-demand publishers that they have to use their in-house POD facility, BookSurge, rather than services like PublishAmerica or Lightning Source, or Amazon will start to remove their buy-buttons.
I'm always a little dubious about stories that appear around April 1, for reasons we've already seen, but this does seem supremely sucky on Amazon's part. The Register has more.
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User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-02 23:15 (UTC)
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There's more, plus a relevant link to a lot more, at http://pds-lit.livejournal.com/35152.html. That was posted March 28, so you can discard the "April Fools' Day" hypothesis.
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