I think it`s great news.
I'm not sure how this will help the indie publisher. With millions of books available for sale surely the vast majority will remain print on demand and the books that Amazon will sell are the self same books being sold by bricks and mortar bookstores now? There simply won't be enough space in store to house all the print books currently available on Amazon.
Am I missing something?
I believe Amazon will stock their bookstore with any books they deem fit, including books from self-publishers.
What I'm hearing is it has nothing to do with being self-published or not. It has to do with the success and condition of the book.
So, if a self-publisher's book is great, Amazon will stock it. This is great news.
I found a very interesting article on the bookstore:
Forbes Article on Amazon Bookstore
Good article, Daniel. Thanks. And smartt thinking on the part of Amazon. On every level. I'm sure there's more to it than even this article describes.