Welcome back and a happy 2014 to you, if you subscribe to the Gregorian calendar!
Today we’re looking at the consequences of biting one’s thumb at Amazon. I’m no fan of Amazon at the best of times, so these kinds of experiments are always important to me.
What triggered this story was the following:
In late February, 2012, after months of deliberation, taking a variety of factors into account, I made the difficult decision to stop selling our Kane Miller and Usborne books on Amazon. It was a bold move (or a misguided one, depending on your point of view), with little support in an industry where many were experiencing record growth through Amazon sales.
This is the two year follow up to that decision. Read here to see what happened: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/60517-life-after-amazon.html