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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:50 pm 
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I read that Amazon advertises on Breitbart, and I can't buy from them anymore. It's not even a boycott, I just can't. :(

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:26 pm 
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383,000 Sign Petition Demanding Amazon Stop Advertising on Breitbart

Amazon Employees Are Trying To Force The Company To Cut Ad Ties With Breitbart

The actual petition

I just signed it - I never knew about this issue until your post.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Yes, I signed the one at SumOfUs. I will also send a customer service email when I get home.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:16 pm 
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Oh. UGH.

However, you do realize that this is not their direct decision. These Ads are placed through electronic exchanges (I believe the story mentions that). Couple of years ago there was a furor over Pampers (or some such firm) ads on porn websites.

The petition update reflects that. They are trying to figure out a way to use a blocker for Ads placed through the exchange.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:10 am 
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Other companies managed to pull their ads. Amazon is at least as savvy as Kellogg's, I imagine.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:21 pm 
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I signed too.

But what do I do about my Kindle!?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
Other companies managed to pull their ads. Amazon is at least as savvy as Kellogg's, I imagine.


Good point! I need to look into that.

And how is Jeff Bezos, owner of Washington Post, living with this?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 pm 
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The Kindle version of The Children of Húrin is on sale today only, in the U.S., for $1.99. FYI.

More than 60 other New York Times bestsellers are also on sale on Kindle.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 pm 
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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson will be available as a free download on March 23 and 24, 2017.
http://www.tor.com/2017/03/20/march-201 ... -of-kings/

It's a great book. I'm going through it again right now. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:31 pm 
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The Birthday of the World, a collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, is on sale for $1.99 today on Kindle and other ebook formats.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Yay. Thanks! :kiss:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:10 am 
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I figured you'd check this out! Next time I'll PM you to make sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Silmarillion is available to borrow free on Amazon if you are a Prime member.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Today's U.S. Kindle deals include Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This book, first of a trilogy but excellent on its own, won the Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell awards when it came out (the EGOT of science fiction), and deserved them. It's imaginative, full of action, and deeply human, with a protagonist who was once a sentient spaceship/crew and now, in the form of the last surviving member of the destroyed ship's crew, must find her way in the world as a solitary human instead of a powerful collective intelligence. It's excellent SF.

Oh, and there's a Georgette Heyer, too: Devil's Cub, for those like me who collect these whenever they show up as a deal.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Sorry about that! Here:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ ... 1552285011

:oops:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:02 am 
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Got it!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:42 pm 
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Ursula Le Guin's THE DISPOSSESSED—in my opinion, one of her two finest novels—is on sale on Kindle (and all other formats) for $1.99 today.

Amazon link

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:53 pm 
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SOLD!

I mean bought.... ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Yay! I bought it in 2011 (I am so glad Amazon puts up the little notes right at the top of the page: "You purchased this book on December 3, 2011." It's saved me a lot of money. Yes, I have too many Kindle books.)

(And I wish they had an easy way to index and search your Kindle library. This is one of the clunkiest aspects of the Kindle experience.)

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