Independents Day: Should Authors Stop Linking to Amazon?

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson
Writing on the Ether: 
Should Authors Stop Linking to Amazon To Support Bookstores?

“I feel angry that these authors, unthinkingly or by design, have chosen to support Amazon, W H Smith or Waterstones without giving a fig for independent bookshops.” — Bookseller Keith Smith

Do you not “give a fig” for independent bookshops?

If you provide links to your Amazon sale pages on your author site, does it mean you don’t care about the future of your neighborhood bookstore?

If your Amazon Associates link gives you, as it does me, a small percentage of a sale that costs the reader nothing, are you in it because you’re ready to see the last bookstores close?

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