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+ - Bookstores may boycott new Amazon-published books->

destinyland writes: Amazon has begun signing their own authors and then publishing the books themselves, leaving booksellers "wary" as Amazon "tries to have it all," according to a Boston newspaper. The co-owner of an independent bookstore near Cambridge considered boycotting Amazon's new line of books, complaining "They are a huge competitor, and they don't collect sales tax, giving them an unfair advantage." A children's bookstore noted that "the pie is getting cut into fewer pieces. I'd be nervous if I were an adult book publisher." Borders bookstore has already declared bankruptcy, leaving The Daily Show to joke that bookstores should simply become "digital downloading" stations — or a "living history" museum where future generations can learn what "a magazine rack" was.
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