From USA Today:
Best-selling author James Patterson accused online retailer Amazon of hurting the publishing industry in a speech Thursday in front of hundreds of independent booksellers.
He made his remarks while accepting an award for championing small bookstores at BookExpo America, the industry’s annual convention.
Patterson said he believes “the future of our literature is in danger.”
“Amazon wants to control book buying, book selling and even book publishing,” Patterson said, adding that the company “sounds like the beginning of a monopoly.”
Amazon is in the midst of a battle with Patterson’s publisher, Hachette Book Group.
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The crowd at the awards luncheon gave Patterson a standing ovation.
Link to the rest at USA Today and thanks to Laurie for the tip.
PG wonders if everybody in Big Publishing started cutting their pills in half at the same time.