John C. Write responds to a review of his newest book Somewhither (which I'm reading right now, review to follow sometime later).
I am happy to be “shoplifting” under such circumstances: I get paid more than twice my cut of the take had the reader bought this book in hardback.
So he gets more than twice the scratch from a $4.99 purchase on Amazon than he does from a $20 purchase at a brick and mortar store.
Tell me again how Amazon is destroying the book market in this country? I can't afford $20 for a new book. I can afford $4.99. And the author makes over twice what he would normally make when I purchase the $4.99 Kindle book.