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Following up on the Previous Post

Clearly, I'm not the only author whose work is being affected by the Amazon-MacMillan throw down. I would urge you to read John Scalzi's take on this.

I can also tell you that my friend Doranna Durgin has a new book out from Tor today. The book is called The Reckoners, and Doranna posts about it here. She's a wonderful writer and a terrific person. You should get her book, too.

Also want to add that it would be great, if you're shopping for books, to give your business to one of the many terrific independent bookstores out there.  Check out this site.  There's a link at the top of the page that can help you find an independent bookstore near you.

And here's another perspective on the Amazon-MacMillan controversy from Tor author L.E. Modesitt, Jr


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Feb. 3rd, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
This whole thing bothers me more than I can put into words. It sounds like either way it falls it's going to hurt the author the most. I need to read what the other authors are saying, but I'm not liking this as a hopeful novelist.
Feb. 3rd, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Concerned
It should bother you, although not to the point of panic. The times they are a'changin' and we really don't know yet how all of this is going to shake out. The history of publishing, though, is not a kind one for those of us who actually do the writing. Our percentages on e-book sales will be low, and just as other industries are consolidating both horizontally and vertically, so will the book biz. But content remains the key, even if the big boys don't like to admit it, and those of us who write will persevere, as we always have down through the ages. Keep writing, make your stuff as good as it can be, and trust that it will find its way into "print," whatever the hell that's going to mean next week...
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