Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

Activism link.

So, Amazon has recently decided that they will only carry books printed by small presses that use print-on-demand technology if they use Amazon's print-on-demand service; if the small presses continue to use the print-on-demand services that have served them well and provided good quality product for them in the past, Amazon won't carry their books.

This blog post on The World on a Slant explains why you should care.

This is a pretty big thing. Print-on-demand isn't just a vanity-press these things; a lot of reputable small presses use them, because carrying back stock is expensive when you're publishing for a niche market.

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