Indie Booksellers Outraged Over Decision to Launch “Marlon Bundo” on Amazon

Marlon Bundo maybe making the bestseller list but to some independent booksellers, they feel were not given the chance to reap the benefits.As reported in The Guardian:

Independent booksellers in the US have said the online release of John Oliver’s surprise title is ‘a slap in the face’ for stores on the frontline of diversity.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a picture book written by Jill Twiss that recounts how Pence’s rabbit falls in love with a male bunny, was an immediate hit, reaching No 1 on Amazon. Publisher Chronicle Books has said it is now printing 400,000 copies, up from an initial figure of 40,000. Dedicated “to every bunny who has ever felt different”, Oliver’s title was released in response to – and just before – Pence’s daughter Charlotte and wife Karen’s Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, which is currently No 48 on Amazon. Pence has said that gay marriage will lead to the “deterioration of the family” and “societal collapse”. Proceeds from Oliver’s book will go to Aids United and the LGBTQ charity the Trevor Project.

via Marlon Bundo: booksellers furious over decision to launch on Amazon — Books | The Guardian

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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