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Amazon.com Crash Drives Publishing World Batty

amazonlogocom.pngThis afternoon Amazon.com had problems loading–resurrecting the old #amazonfail tag on Twitter. UPDATED: The site has returned to normal as of this 8:55 pm EST writing.

Add your angry, confused, or sympathetic thoughts in the comments section. One anonymous tipster wrote: “Amazon has been down for an hour plus. So much for the world moving on with just Kindles. Bookstores never have this problem.”

Jane L waxed economical: “wonder how much money amazon loses each minute that it is down like this. Hundreds of thousands?”

Cecilia Tan tweeted: “Apparently there is some kind of massive #amazonfail going on? Even The DaVinci code shows as ‘currently unavailable’ in search results.”

As the publishing world struggles to cope with the digital outage, check out our Best Online Fiction Writers page and Free eBook of the Day feature at eBookNewser for lots and lots of excellent reading material.

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