Also, my novels are sold on Amazon -- I even have an author's page, but what I love is Bezos' store -- it's where I shop for just about everything.
Actually, I've noticed there's less stuff on Amazon lately, higher prices, and usually a shipping charge -- much less "free" shipping lately. Also, if you're trying to publish an e-book, Amazon no longer offers the best deal -- you ought to Google and see what Hachette (new, big rival) and other publishers are offering nowadays.
I think Jeff B. has his mind on something else. Why did he buy the Washington Post last year for $250 million? Why has he been supporting the 10,000 year clock? He's spent $42 million on it.
That 10,000 year clock was created by the "Long Now Foundation," and on its website, Bezos wrote: "We humans have become so technologically sophisticated that in certain ways we're dangerous to ourselves. It's going to be increasingly important over time, for humanity to take a longer-term view of its future."
Does it relate to Amazon's $2 billion investment in India? In 2013, after many years of work, India got its satellite launch vehicle, "Mangalyhaan," orbiting Mars. Bezos has said that he wants what India did to be taught and shared with other countries, so that other countries can do the same thing.
Whatever Bezos is doing, other top CEO's jump on the bandwagon. Here he is visiting a fashion show, telling folks how important fashion is, in our ever expanding future.
Whoa, wow! Is this bold, brave, brilliant, business man/salesman/seer planning what we're going to need when we're heading for Mars? Planning what we'll want to buy at the "MarsAma" superstore he opens on Mars?
I haven't bought a ticket, signed up, or enrolled yet, but I think that's what Jeff Bezos is doing.