Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More on Amazon

A week ago I blogged about The Seattle Times articles concerning Amazon's lack of commitment to area institutions, its poor relations with publishers, and its dealings with states attempting to collect sales taxes.

Since that time, the newspaper published one more Amazon article -- this one about unforgiving work conditions in its warehouses.

Salon has also run an article about grants given out by Amazon to small publishers and book related nonprofits.  My favorite quote:

“It’s the bully on the playground handing you a lollipop,” says Shirin Yim Bridges, publisher of Goosebottom Books in San Francisco, which has not received a grant from Amazon. “I mean, what do you do?”

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