ABA Says “No” to Amazon Publishing – Publisher’s Weekly – Judith Rosen
The American Booksellers Association is the latest to weigh in on Amazon’s publishing program following the decision by Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Indigo Books not to carry their titles. Today the organization’s for-profit subsidiary, IndieCommerce, began removing all Amazon titles from its database.
A commenter made a very good point: by isolating Amazon, Amazon could become even more of a powerhouse. And yet, if booksellers embrace Amazon, Amazon could become even more of a powerhouse. Oh, dear.