|What doesn't belong here?|
So there's this crazy article a read online. Cool part about it is that it takes place here in LA. Here's the scoop.
An independent bookstore called Skylight Books (a place I've heard about so many times from friends, zines, and the interwebs that I have to go there soon) apparently got a call from an Amazon sales representative. The point of this call was to get a partnership between Amazon and independent bookstores, that way Amazon could sell their Kindles. Absolutely the owner refused. Good job dude. But here's the crazy part (well for me). Amazon is trying to reach out to independent bookstores so they can sell Amazon's Kindle.
Here's my input on this: NO WAY! Independent book stores should never team up with Amazon.com. Teaming up with Amazon is not a good idea. Amazon are the reason why the book industry is failing. Since Amazon sells everything for almost dirt cheap, people prefer buying on Amazon for their cheap prices. So pairing with Amazon would be like signing one's own death certificate. I would hate to visit my favorite indie bookstores and see Kindles being sold there (and I know a few). So if any indie bookstore owner is reading this please don't give in to Amazon.com.
Folks the more I read about Amazon doing stuff like that, the more I wish I never bought their Kindle. I should have gone with the Google Nexus. Oh well. C'est La Vie
Check out the original article where I read :
Here's another small article:
|Amazon is trying to sneak into bookstores and sell their Kindles.|