Barefoot Books is a small house based in
The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of
"The challenges we have faced doing business with Amazon over the years are similar to those we experienced selling to the big box retail chains," Barefoot Books' co-founder and CEO Nancy Traversy said in a news release. "Personal relationships with buyers are rare, particularly when you're a small publisher. Our books become commodities that are usually heavily discounted and Amazon often starts selling them before we have even received our advance copies from the printer."
For Barefoot Books, no longer selling via Amazon is in keeping with the core values proclaimed on its website and in the video above, especially the very first one: "We offer books that are an authentic alternative to the commercialization of childhood."
In 2006, Barefoot Books stopped selling books in the big U.S. chains Barnes and Noble and Borders.
As Publisher’s Weekly writes, Barefoot Books will instead “focus on selling direct through its bookstore/studios in