Author of the Making Book blog
Interview starts at 21:05
What I’ve decided is going on in publishing is that genre fiction, however widely you want to define that, sort of entertainment books, are basically going to go down the eBook/indie author road. Of course the big publishers won’t want to give it up, and it’s not going to happen overnight, but it seems to me that structurally the potential is there, and all the incentives, perhaps, are against the publishers.
“At Apple Hearing, Amazon Called a ‘Monopolist’” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly – December 15, 2014
Henry Blodget’s Interview with Jeff Bezos at Business Insider – December 16, 2014
Prime Air video – December 1, 2013
“The Everything Book: Reading in the Age of Amazon” by Casey Newton at The Verge – December 17, 2014
“Big Amazon Fire Phone update adds call blocking, custom ringtones, lots more” by Killian Bell at Cult of Android – December 18, 2014
Interview with Richard Hollick
Making Book: Richard Hollick’s blog about books and book manufacturing
Thomas Malthus and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Macfarlane
“Malthus Among the doomsters” by Jonathan Benthal at The Times Literary Supplement – June 11, 2014
“Is this a book?” at Making Book – December 10, 2014
“Augmented reality is coming closer” at Making Book – November 12, 2014
The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
Next Week’s Guest
Jeffery Archer, author of The Starling Project, an Audible Drama
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