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....
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