Why Amazon?

This is new – thank you Tanya for publicizing this.

T. R. Robinson Publications

Amazon - 1There is no denying Amazon has become the world’s largest on-line retailer. Nevertheless, they are NOT the only one. Despite this fact, many of Amazon’s customers appear reluctant to purchase from other retailers. Why?

To simplify the discussion, it has been separated into two distinct parts: Positive and Negative aspects.

As this website is primarily designed to assist authors and readers, the following will centre upon book purchasing. Nonetheless, some of the principles mentioned will apply to the purchasing of other products.


  • Naturally, the vast range of products Amazon carries makes it a useful multi-purchase site.
  • Many books are available in various formats: Hardback; Paperback; Digital; Audio; MP3; etc. whereas some other on-line book retailers only have digital editions available.
  • Authors have a tendency to migrate to Amazon because it provides easy to use publishing systems: CreateSpace (for Print-On-Demand paperback editions); Kindle (for Digital editions); Audio (AX) (for Audio…

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4 thoughts on “Why Amazon?

  1. Interesting Article – would be interested in the perspective of the authors. Why do so many of us choose to join exclusive to Amazon, thereby cutting out all other options? Mmmmm


    • I think it is becasue it is the one we all know about Grant, and Amazon make it easy for us. I’d been published for 18 months before I even heard of Smashwords, D2D etc. I assumed that if people had different ereaders they would just download from Amazon.


  2. I naively opted for Amazon – their promise to ‘help advertise’ hit the 50 reviews and they email their subscribers and so many more lies! I am gradually taking my books out of Amazon and joining Pronoun and Smashwords.


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