Author: Don’t Buy My Book From Amazon

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    Jamie Clarke’s new novel, Vernon Downs, will be available on Amazon in April 2014. Clarke, however, is urging his readers not to buy it—or, rather, not to buy it on Amazon. Instead interested readers should order directly from the publisher, Roundabout, and receive the book five months early. Though Amazon is how small presses sell most of their books, Clarke says that the publisher sees very little of the profits, owing to Amazon’s discounting policies. He plans to donate his royalties to Roundabout as well.

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