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And now the story has been slashdotted.

Now that I've had some time to digest this news, I have mixed feelings. Most folks who buy books from small publishers and self-publishers will go where the publisher or author tells them to go. On the other hand, Amazon is the 500-pound gorilla in the online bookselling world. Borders is powered by Amazon. B&N is not. Could this hurt Borders, who seems to be struggling with their growth already? I'm not sure.

This is going to hurt the self-publishers and the small presses the most, no doubt about it.

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Filed under: Publishing   BookSurge   LightningSource   POD   Amazon
3/30/2008 11:17:41 AM
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