Originally Posted by Ken Maltby
The point you seem to be missing is that IF Amazon's "competence" were
to be 100% effective and you had an exclusive contract, it would be
imposable for me, or anyone not a Kindle (including the apps) user to buy
or read your ebooks.
Hmm... If an ebook given to a friend or relative were never opened by that
friend or relative, would that be a lost sale? (If it were a physical book it
might.) What if you gave a copy of the file to someone and then never
read your copy? or deleted your copy?
I think the Kindle Apps are free so that shouldn't be a problem and besides the e-books, you can always do what I commonly do and wait for the paper back or even the used book. I love buying books for .01USD and 3.99USD shipping. In fact I prefer the used paperback for all my background, reference and study texts because I can put multiple bookmarks in them and have them laying about ready to pick up and use as needed.
As for your second point, I think you are starting to wax philosophical along the lines of the tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it, or maybe even a cat in a box or something.
I will throw my own at you that would fit in the forest scenario. "Lets not bark up that tree."
As for the cat, I would never risk a cat like that. I like cats, though I prefer my neighbors cats because I don't have to feed them, and yet they perform their pest catching chores on my property as well as my neighbors.