Seth Godin: Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?

I just found out that Apple is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won’t carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the books I mention in the bibliography.

Quoting here from their note to me, rejecting the book: “Multiple links to Amazon store. IE page 35, David Weinberger link.”

I never liked apps, because they head in one direction only – towards a closed web. My entire adult life has revolved around the web. It works because it’s open. I’m iffy about electronic book readers because they link only to a closed ecosystem. I hope someone is going to come up with an open source reader pretty soon before it’s too too late and we wake up one morning to find that Amazon owns our reading options.