Contracts Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog
Interview starts at 22:32
“Predatory pricing” sounds good to people who don’t really understand that law very well. But I don’t see anything in Amazon’s behavior that would support that. I think a predatory-pricing antitrust action would would get kicked out of court, because where are the big price increases that Amazon is asking for? The antitrust laws are not designed to protect particular companies or particular groups of companies in a business. They’re designed to protect competition and protect consumers. I think it’s inarguable that consumers love Amazon and that Amazon treats consumers, its customers, extremely well.
Show Notes and Links:
“eReaders, wearables endangered species” by Chris Griffith at The Australian – July 3, 2014
Forrester Research World eReader and eBook Forecast, 2012 to 2017 (Global) by Michael O’Grady
“James Patterson and others debate Amazon.com” by the Associated Press at The Washington Post - July 2, 2014
“Authors Weigh in on Amazon, Hachette Dispute” by Hayley Tuskayama at The Washington Post – July 3, 2014
“Authors Take Opposite Sides on Hachette, Amazon Spat” by Lynn Neary at National Public Radio blog (no audio) – July 3, 2014
To Thank Our Readers - Hugh Howey’s petition on behalf of Amazon at Change.org
Nathan with eBookReader.com shows how to avoid Special Offers page on Paperwhite (Video)
CORRECTION: I stated the URL of the eBookReader site incorrectly on the podcast. It’s actually blog.the-ebook-reader.com
“Kindle Paperwhite Tips and Shortcuts Guide” at eBookReader.com – October 28, 2012
Love My Fire blog – with tip on how to load Google Play apps to Kindle Fire
Interview David P. Vandagriff
The Passive Voice blog
“Amazon: Business as Usual” – video of the complete forum discussion on July 1, 2014 at the New York Public Library
“Two Different Worlds” - David Vandagriff’s blog post on NYPL Forum – July 2, 2014
Author Earnings web site on self-published author earnings
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) by Stephen King – $6.59 on Kindle
Hard Case Crime titles available at the Kindle Store
Songs of Innocence by Richard Aleas – $5.79 on Kindle
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
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