Originally Posted by JSWolf
I find Amazon's tactics to be bad for consumers. Exclusivity is bad for consumers who do not buy from Amazon. And those that do buy exclusive content from Amazon just adds fuel to the fire. It's not good overall to buy anything from Amazon that Amazon has exclusive.
Exclusivity allows Amazon or B&N to spend more money on advertising and promoting a book. It will provide more money to the authors who will eventually put out more books for the consumer.
If the authors can't make it, they will go elsewhere to make a living.