Amazon Issues Press Release – Blogosphere Obediently Reposts it

Amazon sent out a press release today for Amazon prime, their membership plan, which offers lots of stuff that I won't repeat here.  I'm actually not going to cover the details in the press release because today I have decided to buck the trend. Today I will do a little consciousness raising.

As a blogger I watch for both news as well as how other blogs cover it, and that's part of the reason why I am not writing about the press release.  As I see it, it is not a news story; the information in the press release is of no use to anyone outside of Amazon and a handful of tech analysts. That makes it little more than a blatant attempt to get free advertising.  Amazon should be pleased; it worked.

I applaud Amazon in succeeding to get most of the blogosphere to to do their bidding; for their next trick I suggest that they get bloggers to roll over and play dead.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on Amazon Issues Press Release – Blogosphere Obediently Reposts it

  1. I didn’t even post about not posting about it. I win.

  2. and how is paying $79 a year for 2 day shipping considered “free”?

    • Also, you still have to pay for the product itself.

      “Shipping and handling charges” should be banned altogether, IMHO. The full price to get the item in your possession should be the only price ever quoted.

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