Robert Fader, VP of indie Posman Books, responds to the NYT piece (see link post below or go here ) with an LTTE of his own, about “Amazon’s rapacious assault on the publishing industry”:
A lot of authors and publishers are afraid of speaking out against Amazon, but independent bookstores have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Here’s my favorite line from Mr. Fader’s letter: “By holding readers hostage to his vengeful corporate schemes, Jeff Bezos of Amazon has given book lovers yet another reason to buy at independent bookstores.”
Try it; you’ll like it.
And please don’t rely only on the NYT for news of Amazon/Hachette. Take a look at Shelf Awareness too.
Upcoming later today: Giving and receiving critique, part 2