Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Amazon Buy Button Program Draws Ire of Publishers, Authors - Publishers Weekly

Panzer was tootling around in the Catosphere today just enjoying the trip when his solitude was interrupted by crying and booing. Following all the noise took our inquisitive kitty to the Publishers' Weekly site. With no digging at all he found a post about Amazon's New Buy Button Program.

After all that I need a nap.
Panzer told you last week about the controversy swirling around about the changes to Amazon's Buy Button Program. According to the post by Jim Milliot, the controversy continues. Neither publishers nor authors are happy with the current situation. The new program allows re-sellers to obtain Buy Buttons for books based on several factors including shipping times and new book availability. No one seems to know or be able to agree on where the re-sellers are getting the new books from. Of course there is the usual conspiracy theory whenever Amazon is involved. This one concerns Amazon using Create Space against traditional publishers. Near the beginning of Mr. Milliot's post there's a link to a post in the Huffington Post from last week about the Amazon Buy Button Program.

Note: This is a h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s post. Bring a thermos of tea and a half dozen muffins for today's reading selection. If you plan to follow the link in Mr. Milliot's post and the link from Panzer's post last week, bring an extra thermos of tea and another half dozen muffins.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon Buy Button Program

To read Panzer's previous post about the Amazon Buy Button Program controversy, tootle over to book publishers and buy buttons

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