DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Dec. 07, 2018 1 min read

Ebook sales for "It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work": Amazon = 92%, Apple = 7.5%, B&N = 0.5%. Audiobook sales? Amazon = 100%. Not much better for hardcover: Amazon = 80%, B&N = 13%, Indies = 7%. Total Amazon share of sales for our book? 90% 😮 #MonopolyPower

Nobody should have 90% marketshare of SELLING BOOKS. Amazon should be regulated like the monopoly that they are in this industry. I love my Kindle too, but it's an utter market failure when one distributor sits on power this broad.

Between Amazon, Apple, and B&N, you've accounted for 97.2% of all sales of It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work in the US. What a sad, sad state of affairs.

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