09 June 2014

Wood Fiction: “I Need Amazon: Why Hachette is not the Underdog”

If you want to boycott Amazon, go for it — but don’t pretend you’re doing it for the artists. You are choosing a corporate entity that has built its fortune on fucking authors over one that has risked bankruptcy to make sure I get paid better. Brian G. Wood

Another opinion on the war between Amazon and the Big5 from a self-published author. It largely confirms my previous thoughts; Amazon may take a hit in the short run by not selling titles from the major publishing houses, but it has numerous other sources of income and will slowly build a catalog of independent titles. On the other hand, publishers don’t have another digital platform of comparable size to the Kindle and stand to lose the most over the long run it they don’t radically reform their business model.

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