Here's why I'm not buying books from Amazon:
Macmillan, a book publisher, asked for an e-Book price increase because Amazon was selling them for so little that the publishers were losing money. And if anyone is going to get rich in America, I pick the authors and their publishers, editors, agents, etc. But Amazon didn't want to raise the price of their e-Books so they just dropped all Macmillan books from their website immediately, which is pretty douche-y.
You can read more about the Macmillan mess here, because it's much more complex than what I just said. And I had kind of forgotten about how much I was inching toward the Amazon Hate Train until I read this recently. (Thanks Caitlin!) There are many of us on the Train.
Also, Amazon just isn't good for bookstores and I love love love bookstores. You know how Audrey feels about Tiffany's in Breakfast at Tiffany's? That's how I feel about bookstores (and Tiffany's too).
Holly: I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.
Paul: Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.
Holly: That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!So now you know why I'm not shopping at Amazon much in the future, in case you want to jump on the Hate Train too. If you sign up for Borders e-mails you get great coupons about once a week, so it hasn't been a hard transition. Also, I'm still offended by this, which popped up during my last Amazon purchase. For reals.