Amazon comments on book pricing

Not fantasy, as such, but this story has implications on how our favourite books are marketed and sold. From The Bookseller: “Amazon.co.uk has denied that it is responsible for declining book prices and anticipates that retailers in 2009 will be “very competitive” on value. In recent weeks, retailers have been criticised for excessive discounting after it was revealed that almost half a billion pounds was slashed off the price of books in 2008.” There is more on their website.