Our fight against Amazon and declaration of a Kindle Amnesty has received international attention, including in The Guardian!
We also got coverage in Canada
And Germany! (The google translation is hilarious, Amnesty becomes Amnesia and I am all for a Kindle Amnesia too!)
We were named Cool Idea of the Day in Shelf Awareness
And the fantastic people at Melville House described me as “a sort of Robin Hood of the ebook industry”
And I was interviewed by Italian website Tropico del Libro
The Age in Melbourne has run a piece (as did the SMH but there’s no link)
The response to our Amnesty has been incredible. We’ve received support from fellow booksellers as well as publishers and authors. The response from our customers has also been fantastic and we have already had our first Amnesty swap. There has been an increased interest in the BeBook Touch eReader we are selling as well as our eBook offering. The response goes to show that there is a place for bricks & mortar bookshops to sell eBooks and that readers don’t want to be locked into companies like Amazon. Readers want to continue to support their local bookshop no matter the format they choose to read in.