Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Oh, Amazonia... :/
Amazon closes a contract with one major book publisher (not that one, though) via Melville House. (Storystream of the Hachette-Amazon battle at the Verge.)
Do I believe the worst of Amazon? Yep. I know I'm not alone.
So does Stephen Colbert. No, really. Back in June, he replied to them on his show: Amazon vs. Hachette and with Sherman Alexie (see the Verge). Because Stephen's a Hachette author.
Paul Krugman explains in Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K. at the NYT.
Of the many great links Paul has in his op-ed, there is the New Republic's Amazon Must Be Stopped: It's too big. It's cannibalizing the economy. It's time for a radical plan.
Which tells you a lot right there. But you read it to see all the scary bits yourself.