Amazon and Publishing – A Postscript

I thought this was another valid and interesting follow up to George Packer's piece in the New Yorker. It doesn't bode well that open discourse about the publishing industry and Amazon's place in it is practically impossible. I think it leads to a lot of guesswork and assumptions on both sides. It also makes it … Continue reading Amazon and Publishing – A Postscript

And Facebook Buys Up Another One…

Seriously, this frenzy by large tech companies to buy up anyone who has the temerity to be successful without being in thrall to them is getting really annoying.  I love WhatsApp. It's a great, easy to use app that allowed my entire family and me to stay in touch for a fraction of what it … Continue reading And Facebook Buys Up Another One…

The A word – Amazon and Publishing

So I just read this amazing, thorough report in the New Yorker about Amazon, it's history, and the issues surrounding its ascent in the publishing world. I followed that up with this insightful addendum by the author, George Packer, a short companion piece that is refreshing in its thoughtfulness.  I think these articles are really … Continue reading The A word – Amazon and Publishing