Many authors obsess over Amazon. They worry about their rankings, the reviews, and the overall visibility for their book. However, not everyone is happy about being on the site. The great Bookninja brings news of a writer who is actually demanding that Amazon remove his book from their site.
“George Walker, author of Tales from an Airfield, was horrified to find that his new title was featured on the site without his permission, following good sales in bookshops. ‘What they are actually doing is getting the independents to do their market research,’ said Mr Walker, a passionate advocate of independents. ‘When a book gets a certain amount of attention, they will attempt to stock it and cut the independents out. Not with my book!'”
Kudos to Mr. Walker for standing up in such a manner.