The Long Riders Guild Press Seeks Government Protection From Amazon

UPDATE: June 17, 2008 – Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has responded to The Long Riders Guild Press regarding Amazon / BookSurge. Read his letter HERE.

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The Long Riders Guild Press Seeks Government Protection From Amazon
http://www.classictravelbooks.com/amazon.htm

Their page includes their story along with links to:

In Defense of Literary Liberty, an editorial published in the British publication, The Bookdealer.

The Blood of Books, an on-line editorial urging independent authors and publishers to resist Amazon’s efforts.

Letter to President George W. Bush, reminding him that it was President Teddy Roosevelt who, in order to curb abuses throughout industry, ordered the Anti Trust Act against the most powerful corporations in the country, even though he was a pro-business Republican.

Letter to First Lady Laura Bush, explaining that as a former librarian The Guild is requesting the First Lady to use the influence of her office to help the book writers, publishers and readers of this nation in their hour of need.

Letters to Presidential Candidates Senators Clinton, McCain and Obama, to ask for each of their views in regards to this extraordinary assault on the integrity of American literature.

Letter to Thomas O. Barnett, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, US Department of Justice, requesting that he use the authority of his office to help the book writers, publishers and readers of America ascertain if the nation’s monopoly laws have been violated by Amazon.

Letter to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, warning him that the equestrian heritage represented by the Kentucky-based Long Riders’ Guild is now threatened.

Letter to Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, advising him that in an ironic twist of fate the freedom of literary liberty represented by The Long Riders’ Guild Press is now endangered.

Letter to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, urging him to order an immediate investigation into Amazon’s assault on America’s literary legacy and Kentucky’s equestrian literary heritage.

See:
http://www.classictravelbooks.com/amazon.htm

MORE:

The Blood of Books: A Warning to Authors, Publishers and Readers

One thought on “The Long Riders Guild Press Seeks Government Protection From Amazon”

  1. Amazon is a rotten corrupt organization and i will no longer recommend that my readers go to amazon to buy my book MARY STEEN, instead I recommend alternative sellers who are at least aware of Amazons putrid, reprehensible actions being taken against freedom of speech in this country KILL AMAZON KILL THEM REAL DEAD

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