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Amazon versus the world: a recent history

Where pricing is concerned, there’s Amazon, and then there’s everyone else.

From Stephen King to Disney, Warner Brothers to Bonnier publishing, the e-commerce giant has waged battle against countless parties this year, all in an attempt—at least, that’s how it appears—to have the final word on low prices. 8 more words

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Book Wars!

I’m a wanna’ be author, so I pay attention when publishers and book sellers start developing temper tantrums. I doubt I’ll ever finish any of the novels I started, but I still pay attention; who knows, maybe I have a best seller in that pile of words. 600 more words

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - trainspottingChicago

Good morning.

On the bright and cheery 7:30AM into the City. I started typing this post a little late. I was watching John Oliver’s segment about Ferguson, MO from his show Last Week Standing on my iCrackerBot. 269 more words

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - trainspottingChicago

Good morning.

On the bright and cheery 7:30AM into the City. I started typing this post a little late. I was watching John Oliver’s segment about Ferguson, MO from his show Last Week Standing on my iCrackerBot. 271 more words

Armed

This Week's Leftover Smear Merchantry - WaPo's Paul Waldman

That Mr. Bezos is so nice to offer jobs to so many retarded Americans.  A gimp named Paul Waldman complained that Rand Paul had not spoken on the Ferguson, MO killing of an innocent (African American) man. 677 more words

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Does the Amazon Vs. Hachette Battle Ignore a Future Where Physical Books Will Be Extinct?

In Bloomberg, writer Leonid Bershidsky has a POV on the protracted, lengthy battle between Amazon and Hachette over e-book pricing — a battle that is being framed, at least in the media, as a sign of “the future of books.” It’s a fight that is happening for the profits that are available in the future, one that’s getting vicious as Amazon does have a 65% stake — arguably a monopoly — over the selling of e-books. 993 more words

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