Never ask, "Who's there?" It’s a death wish.
Word of the day: Poseur
Pronunciation: (poh-ZUHR) Meaning: One who behaves in an affected manner to impress others. (Am I the only one who thought this correct spelling of this word was: poser?)
"On Wednesday the American Booksellers Association's for-profit subsidiary, IndieCommerce, began removing all Amazon titles from its database. The actions followed decisions by Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Indigo to not carry Amazon Publishing titles."
OMFG, I’m not really sure how I feel about this one. It reminds me of the crusade that was lead against Bill Gates in my city a few years ago. Apparently the ABA is up in arms over Amazon’s new launch of a promotion that allows authors to sell their eBooks on Amazon exclusively for 90 days. I opted out of this option only because for me, it wasn’t that practical for two reasons. The 1st being Artificial Light is sequel, so to limit it to just one retailer when The Darkness was purchased from both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles wouldn’t made much sense. The 2nd reason I didn’t go that route is because the #1 device the digital copy of The Darkness was downloaded to was not the Kindle but android smart phones.
Speaking of all this digital downloading and Bill Gates, I live in Seattle and my beloved city is known for more than just the rain, it's coffee snob/junkies, and serial killers. We’re known also as a high-tech city. Out of all the major US cities Popular Science ranked Seattle as #9 giving us a score of 87 out of 100. Guess where Amazon is located…yep right here in the Emerald City.
What an interesting concept…competion. Which was the very same agurgement that was offered when the those on the fringes demanded that Bill Gates be hung from the SpaceNeedle.
Compete. If you refuse to sell a product that I want you’re not going to win me over as a customer because I am not going to settle for whatever you it is your offering as an alternative. If you don’t have what I want, I’m simple go to where I can get it. Even if that means I have to go through hell to do so.
Compete. Because I’m not the one your hurting if you don’t…and no one states more elquently that Mr. Perdue himself.