writes: "Angered by Amazon.com's practice of offering [
prominently placed] used editions of relatively new titles, the Authors Guild is urging authors to replace Amazon.com links on their web sites with links to Barnesandnoble.com and BookSense.com.
Amazon spokesperson Patty Smith insisted the policy really "ends up helping authors and publishers" although neither the author nor the publisher receives royalties from Amazon's used book sales, and Smith could not cite an author or genre helped by the availability of used editions.
I'd imagine they don't want us to go to our local used book stores either? This is the second
time they've tried to call Amazon to task for this.