Amazon restricts sales of POD books

There’s an interesting new development at Amazon.

Amazon Muscles Print-On-Demand Services reports:

“Amazon has announced that it will only sell print-on-demand books printed by its own print-on-demand service BookSurge.”

This is bad news if you’re currently selling your books published by Lulu.com and others at Amazon, because now you won’t be able to do that. You’ll have to use Amazon’s own services if you want Amazon sales.

This may be a quality issue. With BookSurge, Amazon could demand further editing with books which don’t meet quality guidelines. OTOH, it may just be that they want to build up BookSurge and make it the de facto POD standard.

Either way, it will be interesting to see what happens.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.