“Vernon Downs” by Jaime Clarke will be available in December from his small publisher Roundabout Press. Clarke says that the book will be available on Amazon.com in April of 2o14 but he doesn’t want readers to buy it from Amazon.com then or now. As publishers know Amazon.com offers such discount prices on books that there is little left for the publisher or the author. Buying directly from the publisher means the publisher, and author, will make more money.
We want to know if this will become the trend. We all love getting discounted books from Amazon.com but publishing companies and book stores have suffered and/or closed because of this. What can we all do to change this?