Amazon.com has changed their policy, preventing aggregators like Abebooks, Alibris, A1Books, and others from listing member booksellers’ titles on Amazon.com Marketplace; this is part of a shift toward ensuring that Amazon.com is always dealing directly with the final booksellers. One can presumably expect some reduction in some of their most interesting stock on Amazon.com as a result, as not all booksellers will choose to re-list with Amazon.com directly.
Unlike Amazon.com, we’re proud to work directly with these and other aggregators of bookseller inventory data (including Amazon.com’s own Marketplace), to help ensure that our users continue to have direct access to the broadest range of titles out there. If it’s out there for sale, we want you to be able to find it.
There’s been much discussion about this in the online bookselling community, on the Insider and Bibliophile lists, as well as in places like Abebooks’ community forums. The Bookselling Online weblog’s been covering this as information’s trickled out, discussing Abebooks’ initial announcement, Amazon’s announcement, and Amazon.com’s removal of Alibris.Posted by Anirvan