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.


The Long Riders Guild Press Seeks Government Protection From Amazon

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.



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

News Articles and Commentary

The commentary and news articles are starting to roll in…


The Law Of The Publishing Jungle,

Amazon Accused of Anti-Trust Violations “Tied” to Print-On-Demand Terms, O’Reilly Radar

Amazon defendant in class action lawsuit brought by BookLocker, Valleywag

Amazon is Getting Sued, Mental Health for Writers

BookLocker Files Class Action Lawsuit Against, Easy Author Websites

Amazon Booksurge AntiTrust Lawsuit, The Pen And The Spindle

News Articles:

Maine publisher sues, cites antitrust laws, Associated Press

POD Publisher Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon,

Bangor publisher suing Amazon in anti-trust case, Bangor Daily News

BookLocker Files Class Action Suit Against Amazon, Publishers Lunch

Class action suit filed against Amazon over POD bullying – with BookLocker as the primary plaintiff,

POD publisher files Amazon class action,

Amazon tyranny challenged in court,

Amazon faces class action suit over print on demand demands – printers miffed, The Red Ferret Journal

Antitrust Class Action Claims Amazon Abuses Market Power To Squash Print-On-Demand Rivals, Courthouse News Service

POD publisher files suit against Amazon in epic battle over on-demand contract, v, Mediabistro