Thursday, April 03, 2008


Amazon Bullying Raises Monopoly and Business Concerns

By now, I'm guessing you've all heard about bigboy Amazon saying BookSurge or Bust, saying we are a greedy company who wants you to have fewer choices. Jeff Bezos, if that is not what you are saying, then speak clearly and make sure all POD presses are represented on your website because this is what I hear when I hear you try to control the marketplace and the publishing world with your "This is better for the customer speech."

It's disappointing as I have always been fan of Amazon given that it's a local business, but I'm truly disappointed.

So, poets, authors, readers, and anyone who doesn't like a bully, here are a few things you can do--

1) Buy from independent bookstores and by your books from

2) Complain directly to Amazon.
Phone numbers and addresses for

US-- 1-866-216-1072.
International customers can reach us at 1-206-266-2992.

Snail mail to customer service, Inc.
Customer Service
PO Box 81226
Seattle, WA 98108-1226 Headquarters
Address: 1200 12th Ave., Ste. 1200
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 266-1000
Fax: (206) 622-2405
CEO: Jeff Bezos

3) Call, write, or email the FTC to complain--

a.. Phone: (202) 326-3300
b.. Mail: Write to:
Office of Policy and Coordination
Room 383
Bureau of Competition
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
c.. Email: (Note: Email is not secure. Mark confidential information "Confidential" and send it via postal mail.)/04/02/amazon-bullying-raises-monopoly-and-business-concerns/">

4) Boycott Amazon and shop elsewhere.

Vote with your wallet.

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