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An author’s perspective on Amazon’s book stores

Since my previous post on the implications of Amazon opening physical book shops, the Guardian has published an opinion piece by thriller writer Lee Child on why he thinks this is a bad idea: Lee Child on Amazon’s real-life bookshops – and why we should be worried.

Apart from the implications for publishers and print books, he also weighs in on the terms and conditions Amazon imposes (and subsequently adversely changes) for writers following the indie publishing route.

Some good and interesting arguments against an Amazon monopoly.

2 Comments so far

  1. Kathryn Jankowski February 23rd, 2016 8:49 pm

    I think Joe Konrath did an excellent job of refuting Child’s piece. You can find it at http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2016/02/fisking-lee-child.html

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