Some thoughts about Amazon etal…
My apologies. This is a blog from an astonishingly angry author.
Today the Bookseller announced that Amazon is having a great new sales campaign. In an October Kindle promotion, they will be aiming to sell vast numbers of books.
This is brilliant news, isn’t it?
Amazon will do what they do best, push huge numbers of books at a massive discount. Book sales will shoot up.
Not mine. Because I don’t have many as ebooks yet. And do you know what? I am exceedingly glad.
Yes. I am glad to miss out on the opportunity of selling books.
Read this article: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/amazon-asks-90-discount-new-kindle-campaign.html – yes, the clue’s in the title.
I have banged on a little in the past about the asinine pricing which publishers are agreeing to. When shops in the High Street were allowed books at a massive 30-40% discount, authors were allowed a 7.5% royalty. In effect…
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