Amazon Unlimited Is Sort Of…Limited
Bill Quick

How The Big 5 Publishers Hobbled The Amazon Unlimited Launch | TechCrunch

Amazon Unlimited was dubbed the Netflix of books. That is correct as long as you imagine a Netflix consisting of an endless array of low-budget indie releases and some major small studio filks. In truth, Amazon’s new $9.99 all-you-can-read service features no books by “big 5? trade publishers, an issue on which Amazon has remained mum.

While on the basis of the number of books I buy each year, Amazon Unlimited is one hell of a deal.  Until I realize that most of the books I buy are from major houses, so it’s questionable whether I actually end up saving any money here.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. Most of the books I’ve been buying lately are actually indie releases, so this doesn’t bother me too much. The Big 5 publishers are part of the left’s machinery of cultural hegemony so them not getting my money gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.