Amazon has done much to bring readers and writers together. The publishing world is undergoing a revolution and Amazon has played an important role. But, the latest idea–asking eBook authors to distribute exclusively through Amazon, attempts to make Amazon a monopoly for information. That’s never a good idea.
Currently, Amazon’s eBook competition is Smashwords, which distributes eBooks in all major formats (except for Kindle which Amazon has refused). Here is what the Smashwords founder has to say on this important topic.