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I always found it interesting the lawsuit brought by Apple and a bunch of publishers against Amazon was because they called Amazon a monopoly that "se...
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I've signed up for the trial, and been very disappointed.. I read 4-5 books a week, and there's no way it's worth it for me because they just don't ha...
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Canadian. Libraries and Kindles are at odds. Read a lot. Will try anything. Thanks...
Comment by Sharon H on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited: Netflix for Books? (July 26, 2014 03:16 PM)
I don't read ebooks. I stare at screens enough (PC, TV). I love the feel of a solid tome in my hands, physically turning pages and that wonderful sc...
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Comment by Judyth on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited: Netflix for Books? (July 26, 2014 07:08 AM)
First of all, a comment on an Editor's Note above: publishers and authors do get their share on library purchases, which are generally hardcover editi...
Comment by William Chamberlin on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited: Netflix for Books? (July 26, 2014 05:52 AM)
Amazon.com in my opinion, is playing a risky business. I had a book published 1991 and its still in print. Amazon.com sells it for $285 a book. I, bei...
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Free Lending Libraries on the High Street are supposed to pay royalties to the authors whose books are lent out. By the way, it's interesting to not...
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I read 4 - 6 books a month, more if I can get audiobooks to "read" in the car, or while on the computer. Since I started with Amazon Prime, I've be...
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Another great editorial! I want to support authors and other artists. It is good to know how we can support them. Public libraries make selections and...

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