As an author who has made brilliant use of Amazon, for their publishing and distribution service, I am aware of the compromise we sometimes make when doing good business. As empowering as the platform is for sellers and writers, some of us have serious complaints. The way they treat their workers, for example, is often in the news. Excessive targets are not good for self-esteem unless you happen to fit the premium statistic for their purpose. Taxes too are often seen to be unpaid, with the company siphoning profits into low tax international jurisdictions that do not put a fair share back into the economy that employed it.
With healthy and relevant complaints around, it’s a genuine deal to know that there are other options available. For an equally as good service and a fantastic array of new and second-hand books, you can try Alibris. They do sell on the Amazon marketplace but if you want to do your bit for alternative companies, then go directly to them. Their selection is easily comparable to other major bookshops, and even if they don’t have that supermarket feel of Amazon, their niche of reading material can’t be faulted.
We all love sifting through a great bookshop and with the way Alibris is presented, it’s as if we are there in person. The only thing between you and that new book aroma is the wait for postage, which you can get free. Find another read and thank yourself when you’ve finished it.
Visit Alibris now to get your next book.
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From the author of Alternative Fruit
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