As a small publisher of poetry pamphlets (see Rack Press) I naturally seek as many outlets as I can for my titles. Once a new title is registered with Nielsen Book Data it appears automatically on Amazon/Blackwell/Tesco etc. You have no choice about this and there shouldn't really be any reason to object to more publicity and points of sale but Amazon, acting in their usual peremptory fashion, have indicated on their site that Rack Press titles are "Temporarily Out of Stock". This is complete nonsense but the message is going out to all potential purchasers who are being told that new titles in plentiful supply are "out of stock". I approached Amazon (you can't do this directly but only by using a web-based pro forma) and pointed this out and I was greeted with an automated reply not admitting that their previous policy had changed (for the past five years they simply source our titles from a wholesaler and I supply them, a system that has worked well) but inviting me to join something called Amazon "Advantage" where you pay money to them to keep stocks in their warehouse. For a small poetry press with short print-runs of limited edition titles this is not realistic. I persisted and received an email from a named person but the email was rigged so that one couldn't reply to it. It merely repeated the standard response. I have asked them to remove titles from their site because this is the only way to end this damaging falsehood that titles are out of stock. One's sense of frustration is that Amazon appear to hold all the cards and not to care a jot about what they may be doing to small publishers.