What's the deal? This book was released today, yet it isn't available to order and amazon says it "has not yet been released." In addition, there is no "pre-order" available which there always is when a book isn't yet released (which it has been, because it was released today). Is amazon boycotting this publisher too? Bizarre.
That's total BS. Then they should just say "not available on amazon," rather than lie and say the book "hasn't been released." Ironically Edwards-esque of them to lie so boldly though. Whatever. It's annoying enough to make me want to cancel the prime membership. Thanks for your answer, now I'll shop elsewhere.
I appreciate your response, but that article doesn't made any sense. If it's over kindle pricing being too low (my boyfriend has kindle, and I don't ), McMillan's gripe that this hurts hardcover sales of $24 is illogical in that Amazon wouldn't charge $24 for the hardcover either. It would be $16, or something. Just like B and N, costco, target, etc. I'm about so annoyed maybe I'll boycott the book and amazon both. To pull books and boycott books - ridiculous. Hurts the authors, kills sales, seriously alienates readers. Stupid.
amazon just a bunch of crooked shysters anyway, i bought 2,300 hundered dollars whorth of crap and reurned 4 or 5 severly damaged iteims and they cancel my account.spent over 20 grand with last year,they are not loyal to thier customers
I bought a Kindle for the Green-factor, money-saving factor, ease of accessibility, and convenience. Never was I informed many new books would not be available for weeks or months. I'm outraged and feel very strongly Amazon should not back down to money hungry publishers now. The numbers of Kindle owners should have some clout here. Continue your boycott of MacMillan, and I urge consumers to do the same. That's what will affect change.
This book's unavailability is not a political issue but rather a dispute between Amazon and Macmillan over the price of the Kindle version of Macmillan's books. Amazon wanted to dictate the price at $9.99; MacMillan wants more. Amazon pulled ALL Macmillan books, but lost 5% in sales as a result. Amazon capitulated, but has yet to re-list the Macmillan books.
I can understand publishers trying to squeeze more profit out of a sale. Kindle eliminates printing, distribution costs and there are no "remainders" or "shrinkage." They would love to charge the same price for a hardcover. Amazon wouldn't mind, either.
On the other hand, consumers don't have to accept these costs; they can simply buy another book.
I can also predict that this controversy will pique the curiosity and anti-corporate stance of some hackers, who will make it their business to "crack" the Kindle, and posting free versions ...