Whether Amazonfail was policy-induced censorship, a programming glitch, a hacker with too much free time on his hands since the final episode of Battlestar Gallactica, or a scheme perpetuated by the French to get back at us for bastardizing the croissant into the Croissan’Wich (sacre bleu!), there is a silver lining. When it comes to picking out some great new reads, I’ve turned off the one-click-and-your-done laziness in favor of interacting with real people again.
Talk about sacre bleu!
It’s true. Amazonfail gave me just the boot in the ass I needed to get back to the independent bookstores and libraries that make the book-lovin’ community in my neighborhood so unique and special. Check out my Amazonfail/Indiewin post on AuthorsNow and share your thoughts on what Amazon’s PR nightmare could mean for libraries and indies.
no joke, it totally got me to finally create an indiebound.org account. now i’m totally hooked on it!