Want to know the TRUE story? In Hachette v. Amazon, AZ is NOT the devil. Stephen Colbert is wrong (NOT USUALLY, but this time, yes).
READ, SIGN, GET INVOLVED! http://www.change.org/petitions/authors-to-thank-our-readers-2
Below is an overview of the publishing situation between Amazon and Hachette (plus other traditional publishing houses and their authors). Very good stuff written by Hugh Howey and other prominent indies that many authors agree with, including me. The situation affects publishers, authors and most importantly, readers.
Much is being said these days about changes in the book world, but not nearly enough is being said about the most important people in our industry.
You. The readers. Without you there wouldn’t be a book industry.
We owe you so much, and we are forever in your debt. Thank you for reading late into the night. Thank you for reading to your children. Thank you for missing that subway stop, for your word of mouth, your reviews, and your fan emails.
Thank you for seeking our books in so many ways—through brick and mortar stores, online, and in libraries…
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