Morning Coffee – 6 April 2018

Morning Coffee - 6 April 2018 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this Friday morning.

  1. Books for the blind funding renewal prompts blowback (
  2. Amazon Study Reveals Explosive Growth of Third-Party Sales, Sales Tax Avoidance (BTW
  3. A guide to social media for authors (Nathan Bransford
  4. The Case of Hong Kong’s Missing Booksellers (New York Times Magazine

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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."

1 Comment on Morning Coffee – 6 April 2018

  1. The ABA article on Amazon makes me wonder if the ABA really is that stupid. Third party sellers not collecting sales tax is not an Amazon tax avoidance strategy. Amazon has no obligation to collect sales tax on behalf of third party sellers. There is no mechanism for Amazon to collect sales tax on behalf of third party sellers. It would be illegal for Amazon to attempt to collect sales tax on behalf of third party sellers.

    Are the ABA really complaining Amazon is /not/ breaking the law? Is the ABA really that stupid? All signs point to Yes.

    As an aside, I assume the ABA as an assiduous protector of local tax revenues makes every effort available to them to ensure all their members collect and redeem the appropriate local sales taxes for every sale their members make through Amazon as third party sellers.

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