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On Amazon’s Call for Support vs. Hachette

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Call for Help

Amazon’s Request for Support

Amazon recently sent this letter to KDP authors and posted it at Readers United. (You can find a balanced introduction to the Amazon vs. Hachette battle by clicking here.)

I wrote a balanced introduction previously, largely because I hadn’t seen many balanced arguments. There seemed to be a need for one.

Now that I’ve thought about this more, I’ve come to realize that I should take a stand.

A couple of points recently occurred to me, which I haven’t seen expressed in myriad articles and discussions regarding Amazon’s letter:

  • Prior to Amazon’s letter, this article in the NY Times shows that readers had been asked to contact the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, “demanding that Amazon stop using writers as hostages in its negotiations.” Perhaps one motivation for Amazon’s request for indie authors and readers to contact the CEO of Hachette was in response to…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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