Friday, March 01, 2013

Did Amazon Just Kill a Golden Goose?

By curtailing paid commission to free ebook listing sites, Amazon is penalizing the big traffic producers that generate brand loyalty and other purchases. But why?
Millions of dollars are spent on apps and websites touting superior book discoverability, but there's yet to be a category killer and skepticism is mounting.
More News from PP:
The French philosopher and humanist, made famous by his global sensation Indignez Vous!, a 4-million-copy bestseller in France, has died after an extraordinary life.
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From the Archives:
For long-time ebook buyers indoctrinated in Amazon’s convenient ecosystem, trying to make the switch to a competitor can lead to frustration and disappointment.

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