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Author Caine, Danny., author.

Title How to resist Amazon and why / Danny Caine.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Microcosm Publishing, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  381.142 C123h 2019 c.2  New Books Axe 1st Floor  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  381.142 C123h 2019    ---  Lib Use Only
 Axe Kansas Collection  381.142 C123h 2019 c.3  ---  Lib Use Only
2 copies being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition 2nd edition, revised and expanded.
Description 22 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Series Microcosm ; #580
Microcosm (Microcosm Publishing) ; 580.
Kansas Notable Book ; 2022.
Note Staple-bound zine.
Contents A letter to Jeff Bezos from a small independent bookstore in the middle of the country -- A sobering bookstore chalkboard sign -- A selected list of companies owned by Jeff Bezos/Amazon -- A twitter thread about why we charge more for books -- Further reading on Amazon's abuses of power -- A brief Q & A with Joe Biel, CEO of Microcosm Publishing -- A twitter thread about Amazon violating sreet dates -- A note on trying to boycott Amazon -- How to resist Amazon -- Some tweets upon seeing Where the Crawdads Sing, a $26.00 book, on sale for $9.59 on Amazon.
Summary When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own companies, when their CEO is literally the richest person in the world while their workers make minimum wage with impossible quotas ... wouldn't you want to resist? This zine, written by Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, was compiled around his commitment to fighting the seemingly impossible giant in the bookselling world: Amazon. This zine includes the open letter he wrote to Jeff Bezos, examples of successful social media activism that produced waves of sucessful economic solidarity for local bookstores, links to other resources, and some sobering words about boycotting. Let this zine inspire you to support independents and stand up to the biggest threats facing our society!
Awards Kansas Notable Book, 2022.
Subject (Firm)
Booksellers and bookselling.
Independent bookstores.
Zines. (Firm) (OCoLC)fst00752301
Independent bookstores. (OCoLC)fst00968910
Booksellers and bookselling. (OCoLC)fst00836492
Genre/Form Zines. (OCoLC)fst01919987
ISBN 9781621065265

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