Interesting article. I find myself passing on more and more books from big publishers due to price. Not paying $13-15 for a license to read a book – ones you don’t own, can’t lend, etc.
It’s Not Over ‘Til The Big Dog Barks
Indie publishing is still growing and it seems that established publishing is at a standstill.
Mike Shatzkin’s column of August 5 may be the one in which we someday remember hearing a new sermon, the beginning of the endgame.
But Shatzkin is not delivering a benediction yet:
This is not a death-knell for anybody. This is a changing world for everybody.
True, that headline sounds like bad Dylan. But this write is one of Shatzkin’s best, replete with even-handed accommodation. It’s an important and different homily. Take this line now and just hold it in your mind. We’ll come back to it more than once: “Publishers might have boxed themselves in with their return to Agency pricing.”
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