How to Resist Amazon and Why: Book Launch

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The Raven presents the book launch for the much-anticipated book-length version of Danny Caine's How to Resist Amazon and Why! Join us for an informal, informative discussion from an all-star group of book folks, including:

You can buy the book from The RavenPorter Square, or Loyalty!

ABOUT THE BOOK

When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with impossible quotas... wouldn't you want to resist? Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas has been an outspoken critic of the seemingly unstoppable Goliath of the bookselling world: Amazon. In this book, he lays out the case for shifting our personal money and civic investment away from global corporate behemoths and to small, local, independent businesses. Well-researched and lively, his tale covers the history of big box stores, the big political drama of delivery, and the perils of warehouse work. He shows how Amazon's ruthless discount strategies mean authors, publishers, and even Amazon themselves can lose money on every book sold. And he spells out a clear path to resistance, in a world where consumers are struggling to get by. In-depth research is interspersed with charming personal anecdotes from bookstore life, making this a readable, fascinating, essential book for the 2020s.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danny Caine is the author of the book How to Resist Amazon and Whyand the poetry collections Continental Breakfast,El Dorado Freddy'sand Flavortown. His writing has appeared in Literary Hub,Publishers WeeklyDIAGRAMHobart, and Barrelhouse, among other places. The owner of the Raven Book Store, he lives in Lawrence, Kansas. More at dannycaine.com

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/howtoresistamazon
How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future! (Real World) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781621067061
Availability: This book is out of stock at the warehouse but still available to order.
Published: Microcosm Publishing - March 9th, 2021

When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with impossible quotas... wouldn't you want to resist?


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