"The Amazon Publishing Juggernaut"
From The Atlantic, a story sure to set your heart afire.
A quote of interest:
“Those readers don’t luxuriate in individual books or pay much attention to the tastes of New York literary gatekeepers. Fans of romances and thrillers, Hildick-Smith says, tend to race through books quickly, which makes Amazon’s easily accessible ebooks and borrowing programs especially appealing to them.”
Amazon is turning into a publisher, and a distributor, and a retailer.
All for the low, low price of a Prime membership … and the death of traditional literary publishing.
My take: Don’t buy your [insert expletive here] books from Amazon, authors. Go to a local bricks-and-mortar store. Order from there. Keep our industry alive.
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