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Is Amazon.com becoming the Napster of the book business? The analogy may
not be far-fetched, some observers of the used-book industry say.
Publishers, particularly textbook publishers, have long countered
used-book sales by churning out new editions every couple of years. But
the Web, particularly sites like Amazon and eBay, has given millions of
consumers an easy way to find used books cheaply often for less than $1
without paying royalty fees to publishers or authors.
You should have mentioned how public libraries are napsterizing the publishing industry by lending books for free.