Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Amazon and Publishing's Ecosystem

If you haven't seen this article yet, it's worth a read. Depressing yes, but lays out how Amazon has influenced publishing in clear terms. I knew they were a threat to brick and mortar booksellers, we all know that, but I didn't realize to what degree.

On a side note, the article says there are a mere 1500 independent booksellers left in this country. So finite! That just makes me want to cry.


Libby Koponen said...

That IS sad (about the 1500).'

One thing the article didn't mention is that B&N was a big part of that.

Thanks for posting this!

Anna Alter said...

Right, it's certainly not all Amazon's fault.

Meghan McCarthy said...

sad. thanks for posting this!