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July 09, 2008

Publisher's Desk For July 9th

SPAN INITIATES STRONG ACTION IN SUPPORT OF LAWSUIT AGAINST AMAZON.COM

Amazon Throws its Weight Around, Book Publishers Push Back - Association rallies independent publishers to support lawsuit against business giant.

The Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), a 1000-plus member national trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of independent publishers, Is throwing its support behind Booklocker.com, Inc. vs. Amazon.com, Inc.

The SPAN board recently voted to publicly support the our Amazon antitrust lawsuit.

Read more, including how you can help small publishers and SPAN, right here:
http://www.spannet.org/classactioninfo.htm

Thank you, SPAN!!!

AMAZON LOSING CONTRACTS WITH LARGE RETAILERS

Why Amazon is losing contracts with large retailers! Please post your comments!
http://antitrust.booklocker.com/?p=10

Amazon / BookSurge Lawsuit Update and Comments (add yours!):
http://antitrust.booklocker.com/

TURNING THE PAGE ON THE DISPOSABLE BOOK by Jonathan Karp

This article provides a juicy glimpse inside the traditional publishing industry!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/27/AR2008062702868.html

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