Microblogging Amazon’s Shoving Match

I’ll make this fast.

Amazon is feuding with publishers. Reuters explains why.

Other people have written smart and funny blog entries about it. Like Deb Heiligman. And John Scalzi.

The Author’s Guild just started Who Moved My Buy Button?

The Buy button is missing from the hardcover version of SPEAK because it is published by FS&G, which is owned by Macmillan, one of the publishers that is standing up to the 800-pound gorilla. You can still buy it through Amazon resellers.

I’d rather you bought it from an independent bookseller, but that’s up to you.

What do you think about this? Does it change the way you think about buying books?

(I am sticking with my "20 minutes of writing earn 1 minute of internet time" rule, so I’ll check back here later tonight to see what you think.)