Friday, 27 April 2012

Amazon has become the piñata of the publishing world

Barry Eisler talks to Jim Thomsen about Amazon Publishing over at Craig Lancaster's blog:

"Now, will Amazon break up the current publishing cartel only to become a monopoly itself? I doubt it. [...] In the mean time, the publishing establishment wants you to believe that in order to prevent Amazon from possibly one day charging higher book prices, the establishment has to charge you higher prices today. Or, to put it another way, “Hey, you might get robbed if you carry all that cash around, so I’ll just save you the trouble by taking your wallet right here.”