I have just had a mini heart attack as I was reading this story which I was directed to by my Goodreads group.
I really hope that Amazon is not planning on changing anything. Book Depository is my main “go-to” bookstore because of their “free shipping” policy. Amazon charges humungous fees (mostly more than the price of the book!) for shipping to South Africa. If Book Depository gets swallowed by Amazon, it will just mean that I will not be able to afford buying books anymore. I just don’t want to think about that yet . . .