Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sickly Gazelles.

Mr. Bezos said Amazon “should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle.”

"...once they became dependent on Amazon for sales, Amazon turned the screws...demanding longer pay periods and lower discounts. Publishers who didn't "pay to play" would get unfavorable treatment on Amazon, making their books more expensive and harder to find."

The above quote is from Business Insider, from a book called, The Everything Store by Brad Stone.

But hey, I'm sure once the customers become dependent on Amazon for books, they'll be treated so much better....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In this economy Amazon's deep discounts are what customers are looking for. That doesn't mean they won't buy from independent bookstores, they just can't buy from them as often.