Amazon has announced is reasoning behind forcing POD publishers to use their printing service. Read their announcement here!
It all comes down to saving fuel and shipping costs. Those are words I hear everyday at the wholesale book company I work for. I never once thought I’d hear them from a billion dollar corporation like Amazon.
This blow to the POD world saddens me and it will be interesting to see what effects it will have on the industry. I pray that Amazon will be the one hard hit by boycotting, lawsuits, and POD publishers who won’t back down. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, I’m still plotting away at an attempt to break into the traditional publishing world, and continuing to support the POD world through my review blog.
The fate of both keeps me awake at night.
we have posted a blog that easily allows anyone affected by this to contact the washington state attorney general – http://www.amazontroopsurge.com