Booksellers Frances and Keith Smith from Coventry have set up an online petition to pressurize Amazon into paying UK taxes on their UK earnings. As their declared net earnings in the UK were £2.91 billion in 2011, that doesn’t sound too unreasonable. Like most other independent booksellers, Beyond Words has been profoundly affected by Amazon’s rapid rise to dominance. A bargain for the customers apparently - but a very unlevel playing field between booksellers. If you would like to lend your voice to the petition, please do so here.