Originally Posted by HarryT
Sorry, but I disagree. It's Amazon's store - they can set whatever rules they want (within the law) for people who wish to sell their books there. No publisher is being forced to sell their books through Amazon; if they don't like the terms, they can walk away and sell their books elsewhere.
Fortunately that is not the view shared by either the UK or the US government.
If a company is in a position where they control a large share of the market, then forcing other companies to use them is seen as uncompetitive practices.
Of course in a perfect free market economy, with every good perfectly competitive the position would never arise. Unfortunately reality is not like that, and legislation is required for times when it does occur.