On Amazon and Counterfeit Books


  • Village A Supreme Overlord

    Interesting read from the Grey Lady:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/technology/amazon-domination-bookstore-books.html

    I’ll note, in passing, that it’s not unusual for Caffeinated Press titles, sometimes within a day or two of release, to suddenly have lower-priced “used” variants added to the listing. These companies aren’t, to the best of my knowledge, forging them – but they are, thanks to a quirk with Ingram, purchasing wholesale copies from the printer then selling them at a discounted rate.

    That’s why, my friends, I encourage you to never buy a small-press title from Amazon. Buy it from the publisher directly, or through your local independent bookseller.


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