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.
There's also no guarantee that the BookSurge printer will give the same pricing to the small publisher that another printer would, nor is it necessarily true that BookSurge has better printing quality, product delivery time or lower pre- and post-production fees. A little birdie whispers in my ear that RJ Communications (BooksJustBooks.com) might well beat Amazon's printer in all these areas.