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Amazon's attempt to control the book world extends everywhere, they own the following:

Goodreads
Abebooks
Librarything (40%, through Abebooks)
Kindle
Audible

You don't have to get your books from Amazon or use Amazon book services. There are much more ethical alternatives available:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

Some of these alternatives are also on the Fediverse:
@inventaire
@libreture

#Amazon #Alternatives #Books #eBooks #DeleteAmazon

Here in the UK I use https://www.hive.co.uk/
I stopped using Amazon some time ago. Hive gives online access to local bookshops too.

Damn. I didn't realize that Amazon owned GoodReads. I like that site. I'm sad now. :(



An interesting new project, Unglue.it encourages authors to liberate their books:
https://unglue.it

It works in three ways:

-Download links to free books
https://unglue.it/creativecommons/

-Download links to free books with optional donations to authors (to thank them for setting their books free)
https://unglue.it/campaigns/t4u

-Purchase links to books that the author has committed to make free when a certain target is met
https://unglue.it/campaigns/b2u

(via @paulfree14 )

#Books #eBooks #CreativeCommons