"The Amazon Publishing Juggernaut"

  • Village A Supreme Overlord

    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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