When it comes to Amazon—you know, Amazon.com—very often I consider them the beast. They’ve run too many bookstores out of business because bookstores, especially the smaller ones, can’t match their prices. Also, as a writer, when someone purchases one of my books through Amazon, in comparison to other online bookstores, I make less money. I’m just saying.
But Amazon isn’t always the beast. I consider it an act of kindness that they’re getting into the textbook business and are going to help college students with those high prices. Click here to read more about it.
I remember going to college and having to pay for those textbooks which were way overpriced. I’m sure it’s even worse now. Of course when I returned those books, I got a fraction of that money back. It didn’t seem fair.
Amazon is leveling the playing field on this. Maybe it will reduce those overpriced campus bookstores and I think we need to thank “the beast” for that.
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