Australian Bookshop’s fight against Amazon gets international attention

Our fight against Amazon and declaration of a Kindle Amnesty has received international attention, including in The Guardian!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/19/bookseller-vouchers-dump-kindle-amazon

We also got coverage in Canada

http://www.straight.com/blogra/374051/australian-independent-bookstore-fights-back-against-kindle

And Germany! (The google translation is hilarious, Amnesty becomes Amnesia and I am all for a Kindle Amnesia too!)

http://www.lesen.net/ebooks/buchhandler-tauscht-kindle-gegen-buchgutscheine-6361/

We were named Cool Idea of the Day in Shelf Awareness

http://www.shelf-awareness.com/theshelf/2013-04-22/cool_idea_of_the_day:_amazon_amnesty.html

And the fantastic people at Melville House described me as “a sort of Robin Hood of the ebook industry”

http://www.mhpbooks.com/australian-bookseller-frustrated-with-amazon-declares-kindle-amnesty-days/

And I was interviewed by Italian website Tropico del Libro

http://tropicodellibro.it/notizie/ebook-in-libreria/

The Age in Melbourne has run a piece (as did the SMH but there’s no link)

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/books/bookmarks-20130426-2ijs3.html

There was also an article in The Mosman Daily

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 kindleamnestyinterest 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.

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