Amazon Bad Practices
They are BOTH a publisher and Retailer.
They push publishing contracts that give them Retail Exclusivity. That is plain wrong. It would be like WH Smith owning Penguin and Penguin books only in WH Smith shops.
Also they should offer any DRM content in Adobe ePub as as well as Kindle format, though I think DRM is pointless and ought to be illegal.
I'm an author. I make sure my titles are DRM free and available on all electronic platforms as well as paper, though I'm a bit behind on getting some titles on some platforms.
Amazon has the potential to destroy all other publishers, wipe out all non-Kindle eInk eReaders etc.
Why were they allowed to buy Mobi, Goodreads, IMDB, CreateSpace (two companies merged), ABE books, Book Depositary, Audible and others?
The list of companies Amazon has acquired since 1998 and their marketing practices are frightening.
KDP Select robs Authors of other outlets.
Amazon Prime is a pernicious subscription system.
Why can't you use a Kindle eReader without an Account? Why does changing account erase all the non-DRM (and also public domain) books on a Kindle? Kobo ereader has this obnoxious property too, except you can make an account without payment feature.
Where do I lock my Kindle from purchases so I can lend it (even when it has NO bought books) without people buying books on my account?
Why does Parental control hide everything not purchased from Amazon?
Why does the Android Kindle App report to Amazon (even if not being used, so I use Aldiko ereader and use Calibre to convert to ePub).