Originally Posted by VydorScope
No... you missed my point. I said:
It makes sense FOR AMAZON to do what they do, but authors, who stand to loose if Amazon wins, should see it as bad for them long term. Authors will win if there are people competing for their business.
There are. They're losing. They should step up their game. They should try to do better. It's good for authors. And consumers.
It would be bad (and stupid) for authors to intentionally make decisions against their own interests just to keep a failing competitor in the game.
Have to say it: That's not capitalistic competition, that's communism, and it's never worked as an economic system on a large scale.