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February 1, 2016

Age of the Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore

I’ve made it fairly clear in the past (I believe) that I stand firmly on the fence in regards to paper books (or dead tree books, as my family is wont to call them) versus e-books. I love my Nook and my Kindle, but I also still will go out of my way to buy paper versions of books that mean a lot to me. I don’t expect that my opinions on these will change any time soon, but I’ve heard a lot of unfortunate issues arising with brick-and-mortar bookstores–and this article sounds like all of them. But in reading this, there was something that caught my attention that I didn’t much care for.

If you’d like, go ahead and read the article before continuing on.

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July 3, 2015

Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

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I mentioned this both on my Twitter and my Facebook page, but this needs to spread as far as I can take it. Absolutely absurd, Amazon. Shame.

imy santiago

A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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