Stop fighting low prices and fair wages

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Linda Crate
5 years ago
As a writer I am appalled at how people constantly try to exploit us. We deserve a fair wage, and I am sick of all the greed!

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Karen Anna VOGEL
6 years ago
Amazon, thank you for making reading and writing a joy. As a reader
I've devoured books I've never been able to find anywhere else, especially local history and great writers whose books are now in the public domain.
As a writer, you've made my career possible, plain and simple. The big publishing house censor artistic content, I'm free to write what I like, find joy in it, and make much more than my traditionally published friends. My husband left corporate America because of their greedy and unethical ways. You are truly a breath of fresh air, so easy to deal with and not greedy. I really appreciate all you do.

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Ryan Taylor
6 years ago
Authors should always receive a decent amount for the work they put into a book. Ebooks should also be kept at a reasonable amount as high prices will result in far less income, than seeing more books at a lower price.

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Journee Roush
6 years ago
Amazon is right

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ADEOTI ABASS ALABI
6 years ago
I need books on petition letter

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Lisa Manifold
6 years ago
As someone who is beginning the journey to publish, the freedom to keep the rights to one's work, and be in charge of my career, small or large, is enabled via the structure of Amazon.

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ingrid BRISSET
6 years ago
Marre des prix élevés des ebooks ... lorsque l'on voit les tarifs pratiqués à l'étranger pour le même bouquin c'est écoeurant

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Mark McGuire
6 years ago
"Many in publishing blame Amazon for the natural and inevitable transition to online book sales. This same transition has happened with other forms of entertainment. Rather than innovate and serve their customers, publishers have been resisting technology. They could have invented their own Internet bookstores, their own e-readers, their own self-publishing platforms. Instead, fearing the future, they fought to protect the status quo."

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Dave Way
6 years ago
I actually DON'T support Amazon, but not for the reasons you mention. Amazon focuses on keeping prices low for customers, in large part through EXPLOITATION of their own employees. Tons of evidence in several countries of this. So don't buy from Amazon until they treat their workers like they say they feel about readers.

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Cheri Reeves
6 years ago
I am a new author trying to break into publishing and get my books out to people who would like to read them. Hatchet is threatening to do away with any possibility that I might be able to make a living from writing. I am also an avid reader but my funds are limited. Without the pricing Amazon uses on it's e-books, I would not be able to do the research I need for my writing, or simply to enjoy a book that happens to interest me. I feel it is unfair of Hatchette books to determine what another company sells a book for. I don't believe that one company should be able to tell another company how to run their business. Besides it appears that Hatchette's goal is more to force Amazon out of the publishing business entirely. This flies in the face of the free market system and makes a mockery of the concept of American innovation and entrepreneurship.