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Douglas Preston on Amazon’s Gray Market Books

amazon gray market books - authors guild

amazon gray market books - authors guild

In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, journalist, novelist, and Authors Guild Council member Douglas Preston explores the gray market for new books that’s at the heart of concern over Amazon’s recently changed buy button policy, which threatens to take royalties away from authors and publishers.

Remember to keep us apprised at if you see the Amazon Buy Button for your book taken by a third-party seller when Amazon has new copies from the publisher. We appreciate getting screenshots, if possible. And, as always, let us know of any other irregular sales practices you encounter.