From the Mind of Master Imaginationist Crystal Connor ~"A Trusted Name in Terror."

The Darkness, Artificial Light, In The Valley of Shadows

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hating on Amazon.

How to survive a horror movie tip #28
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."

Read entire article here:

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.

New York Times Best-selling, Author Lewis Perdue says:

“My biggest point is that ABA and B&N need to compete with Amazon, rather than whine and obstruct. I'd love for them to provide competitive opportunities, tools, and other incentives that only Amazon offers. ABA and others complain (not without some justification) that Amazon locks them out... well, B&N, ABA and other chains have provided almost nothing and thus have effectively locked authors out of their operations, leaving indie authors with only Amazon to work with.”

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.

Read his take on it here:

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