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15Feb/11Off

Apple’s new app policy hurts local bookstores, too

But after today’s prohibition is in place, if you’re using the Google Books app and you want to purchase an eBook, but rather than from Apple or Amazon, you want to purchase it from your local bookstore, well, forget being able to have an easy to click link to your favorite bookstore if it’s on this growing list of Independent booksellers.

We’re talking independent booksellers. Small businesses. Community-loved stores. Mom and apple pie — but not Apple pie.

Does Apple really want to take on Amazon and all those independent booksellers to defend its “no links to local bookstores” policy?

-RexBlog, Feb. 15, 2011

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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