The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has responded to the Amazon/Independent Publishers Group (IPG) contract lapse — which resulted in the removal of almost 5,000 indie books from the Kindle book store — by removing Amazon links for books on its website. The site now links to other retailers, including Powell’s and Barnes & Noble.

SFWA explains the move on its site: “Our goal is to make sure that it is possible to order our members’ fiction. Hurting authors to make a point about a publishing model is not a good practice, for anyone.”

GalleyCat has more: “SFWA is not alone. Last week author Jim Hanas removed the Amazon buy button from his website for the book Why They Cried. eBook social networking site Copia also responded by running a sale on titles that had been cut from the Kindle store.”