After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary - The New York Times


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SAN FRANCISCO — A worldwide strike by antiquarian booksellers against an Amazon subsidiary proved successful after two days, with the retailer apologizing and saying it would cancel the actions that prompted the protest. via Pocket
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27 days ago by kubia
President of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers says Amazon's AbeBooks has apologized and will not drop booksellers as scheduled on Nov. 30
4 weeks ago by joeo10
A worldwide strike by antiquarian booksellers against an Amazon subsidiary proved successful after two days, with the retailer apologizing and saying it would cancel the actions that prompted the protest.

It was a rare concerted uprising against any part of Amazon by any of its millions of suppliers, leading to an even rarer capitulation. Even the book dealers said they were surprised at the sudden reversal by AbeBooks, the company’s secondhand and rare bookselling network.

The uprising, which involved nearly 600 booksellers in 27 countries removing about four million books, was set off by the retailer’s decision to cut off stores in five countries: the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, South Korea and Russia. AbeBooks never explained its actions beyond saying it was related to payment processing.

“AbeBooks was saying entire countries were expendable to its plans,” said Scott Brown, a Eureka, Calif., bookseller who was an organizer of the strike. “Booksellers everywhere felt they might be next.”
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4 weeks ago by dwalbert
SAN FRANCISCO — A worldwide strike by antiquarian booksellers against an Amazon subsidiary proved successful after two days, with the retailer apologizing and saying it would cancel the actions that prompted the protest.
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4 weeks ago by odelano
Two days into a strike by antiquarian booksellers against the Amazon unit AbeBooks, the company capitulated.
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To Everyone's Surprise, After Protest AbeBooks Apologizes and Says It Won't Drop Booksellers In Four Countries ?
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4 weeks ago by jsoneal78
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