Thursday, December 15, 2011

Le Sigh

After my initial reaction of "Amazon must be run by a bunch of below-belt-kicking JERKS!" I have to admit I'm calming down quite a bit. Nobody ever said they had to play fair, so why punish them for their success? It doesn't make sense for them to wait until the entire publishing industry catches up.

And can I say this article is helping to finalize my opinions on the matter, NOT that jerk from Slate who called bricks and mortar bookstores "cultish." At least I think it is. I haven't finished reading it yet.

BUT I still don't want to buy from them. It's not because I think boycotting them will do much, or because I think they'll care, but Amazon may just take over this game, and I'd like to make the most of the way things are before they change completely. Even if that change isn't necessarily bad.

Speaking of, I went to Chapters because it's 5x the Plum Points day and bought books for MYSELF. Two weeks before Christmas. Bad form.


  1. Now I regret having bought a good chunk of my gifts via Amazon but to be fair there aren't any independent book stores in my area :( It's tragic.

  2. They're not all so great anyway. There's one here where the people who work there are pompous and I feel judged all the time.