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Price War!

Wal-Mart and Amazon.com trade price cuts on books.

"The reductions...make it increasingly hard for independent sellers, which can't afford such large discounts, to compete for the most popular books."

I hate you, Wal-Mart.  Your steady determination to eradicate locally-owned retail businesses makes me want to vomit.

"Booksellers have fought hard to bring in customers for blockbuster releases such as Brown's "Lost Symbol" and the "Harry Potter" stories, offering reductions of 50 percent or higher. But Wal-Mart's announcement suggests a broad, sustained race for customers at prices few can afford to offer."

Way to stick it to the little guy.

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ilovehulajosh
Oct. 16th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I stuck it to both of them yesterday and bought something on lulu.com.
13_pines
Oct. 16th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a cool website! I'd never heard of it before. Very innovative!
ilovehulajosh
Oct. 16th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I only heard of it this week from Wil Wheaton on Twitter (@wilw). He's selling his latest book on it.

It's actually *cough*an episode guide for some of his Star Trek eps*cough*. Apparently some independant authors use this site to see how well books sell before putting them on Amazon.
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