All your eggs in the Amazon basket?
An article by Angela Hoy in the October 2, 2013 Writers Weekly is a must-read if you are selling your books on Amazon. Titled, “Don’t give Amazon (or anyone else) the power to put you out of business,” Hoy states that Amazon just dropped all Maine affiliates and associates because Maine has passed a law required sales tax be collected and paid on online sales by them. Amazon has already taken this action for sellers in CA and other states that have passed similar laws.
If all or most of your sales come from Amazon, your income could drop to zero practically overnight. Maine sellers were given 10 days notice. Hoy makes suggestions on how to not be totally reliant on Amazon and to also have the ability to shift potential buyers to other outlets.