Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Amazon & the 'End of Literary Culture in America'
"It's very clear to me, and to those I represent, that what Amazon is doing is very detrimental to the publishing industry and the interests of authors. If Amazon is not stopped, we are facing the end of literary culture in America."
--Agent Andrew Wylie, who told the New York Times he was asking all the writers on his extensive list to join Authors United. Thus far, "Every single response without exception has been positive," he said.