Amazon & Hachette - No sharing in the sandbox

I woke up this morning to an email from Amazon. They wrote a letter to all indie authors who publish via their program, KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

You can read the letter here.

In a nutshell, this leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I feel like Amazon & Hachette are kindergarten rivals playing in the sandbox, and each one refuses to share. What’s weirder is that KDP authors have nothing to do with this rivalry. We want customers & readers to be the ones who drive the market price up or down.

I don’t doubt that this will be a long journey, but for now, this gal is staying away from the sandbox.