Amazon, Hachette, and Flaming Bullshit
I had to reblog this because the battle between Amazon and Hachette is still ongoing with no end date in sight. Plus, this article outlines why we, the readers and writers, should CARE!
(aka Just One Take on the Drama)
Beautiful people, a moment of your time, if you will.
I won’t bang on at length about this (there are many who will), but there’s some important stuff you should be made aware of.
If you are a book lover, THIS SHIT AFFECTS YOU.
If you are a reader, THIS SHIT AFFECTS YOU.
I presume you’re one of these, because you’re on my blog. So please take 5 minutes of your day, and read on.
* There is a big French publisher called Hachette. They publish many amazing authors (not me, har har, ego joke) and many incredible books. If you look at your shelves, you’ll find books from Hachette or its imprints.
* Amazon.com is currently engaged in “business negotiations” with Hachette, and is seeking “more favourable terms” in their new contract. In short, Amazon want Hachette to lower their prices, so…
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