Authors Guild attacks Amazon's p.o.d. move

<p>The US Authors Guild has hit out at;s decision to push print on demand publishers to uses its p.o.d. printer BookSurge and is looking at the move for &quot;antitrust and other legal implications&quot;.</p><p>In an email the members, the powerful author organisation wrote: &quot;We, and many others, think something else is afoot.&quot; It added: &quot;We suspect this maneuver by Amazon is far more about profit margin than it is about customer service or fossil fuels. The potential big losers (other than Ingram) if Amazon does impose greater discounts on the industry, are authors -- since many are paid for on-demand sales based on the publisher&#39;s gross revenues -- and publishers.&quot;<br /><br /></p>