Author asks Amazon to stop selling his book

<p>An author has asked to stop stocking his book after the retailer subjected it to &quot;mad&quot; discounting. <em>How to Market Your Business</em> by Dave Patton (Kogan Page) was published on 3rd March and sells on the site for &pound;8.57, discounted from its r.r.p. of &pound;12.99.</p><p>Patton said: &quot;If they&rsquo;d read my book, they would know that you only discount to shift unsold volumes not new editions&mdash;this is the sixth &mdash;and certainly not on publication date. With a cover price of &pound;12.99 they are selling it at just &pound;8.57, so they&rsquo;re giving away more than &pound;4 a book. It&rsquo;s madness.&quot;</p><p>Amazon declined to comment. </p>