So a few months ago I bought a Kindle, and was right on the edge of Kindle evangelism, until today. From this point on, all I have to say about Kindle, is fuck you, and fuck Amazon too.
I went to amazon.com searching for a book, and for the first time ever, I got this message:
What the hell? Yeah, that’s bullshit, that basically means that readers, and customers from that part of the world are essentially cut off. How is that good business, for amazon, or the publisher? I mean, let’s be honest, how many other kindle distributors are there? What, this publishing house has some kind of exclusive contract with another kindle format distributor in my country?
One possibility might be that Amazon charges a different percentage for items purchased outside of the US, a real stupid thing to do. I suppose what the publisher is thinking is that they’d rather force customers to buy the hardcover, than only get 30% on an ebook sale.
So is this good business?