I always used libraries. There was a brief period in time where it was difficult to get to a library , but we will remember that with a small shudder and forget it. I have always bought books. I am in a horrid place right now where I have no local book store to buy new books. Over time I have become … invested /enmeshed in Amazon.
First it was Amazon Prime- 2 day shipping for free- good for someone that forgets to send things out to family and friends. Then when I could borrow ebooks from the library I got a kindle. And then I found out I can borrow a book a month from amazon for free. And there are free ebooks – perfect for checking out a new author ( an getting me hooked on a series) . And since our DVD player and TIVO died –we use the streaming video a bunch.
But I have been hearing about this. Amazon blocking and slowing sales from certain publishers- because they want more from the publishers. I can’t tell you if this is fair – but I can tell you it might not be wise. Because there are still a number of places to order a book- I don’t have to go to Amazon.
Am I going to give up on Amazon well, some of my favorite authors only do ebooks through amazon ( no physical copies) so the answer is no. But I am more than happy to use my nook ap on my ipad or buy a book from another source.
So if you cant get the book you are looking for – just do a web search – there is probably some place you can buy it