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Amazon vs. Hachette

NPR’s report  today on the Amazon vs. Hachette saga depicted Amazon’s mandate to sell all ebooks at the same low price.  While I appreciate Amazon’s efforts to provide access to material at an affordable cost, I fail to understand the logic, other than crushing one’s competition, in this matter.  Most other categories of goods from automobiles to zucchini are not priced the same.  Even dollar stores do not charge a dollar for every item sold.  Unless I am persuaded otherwise, when it comes to Amazon vs. Hachette, I side with Hachette, other publishers, independent bookstores, and the thousands of authors who have objected to the dictated terms involved.

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