Okay, Amazon might be a huge, over-arching behemoth threatening the future of the publishing industry, but they can make my books easily and swiftly available to a vast global audience in both physical and digital form. So, hell yes, I’ll dance with the devil if it means a few extra sales. Having said that, we authors have a curious relationship with the mighty South American rainforest. In many ways, they can service us better than traditional publishers – they can give me real time, monthly sales figures for all my books in the US, even tell me how many copies of each I have sold in each state of the Union. They make self-publishing as easy as uploading a word document and can print on demand throughout most of the western world. Yet, and get this for a weird reflection of the current state of publishing, they can sell some of my own books for less than I can buy them myself from my publisher. That’s what you call buying power. So, for the convenience of international readers, and to service a broad but scattered market for surfing literature around the world, Amazon is too useful to ignore. For Australian book lovers, please support your local book store, where all these books should be available or able to be ordered in. Thanks. Oh, and just click on that hysterical headline to be swiftly transported straight to my lovingly maintained Amazon author page. If you’ve read and enjoyed any of these books, please leave a review. If you hated them, probably best not to.