Amazon’s Request for Support
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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