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Is Amazon a Friend to Readers (and Writers)?

Posted by Sean P. Burnside on February 23, 2015 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

I thought I'd share this as a frequent topic on these forums is the question of self-publication.  Since amazon can be a very large part of a self-published author's publication plan, I found this debate interesting.

The debate was held on NPR's Intelligence Squared, which does a very good job of presenting both sides of an issue.  While I won't discuss the podcast for fear of presenting a bias, the discussion does broach on a number of topics that I found incredibly enlightening: whether e-books promote quantity over quality, how self-publishing affects both the reader and the writer, and the concept of Amazon's influence over book promotion are just a few of the topics broached.

I encourage anyone thinking about self-publishing to listen:

Intelligence Squared: Amazon is the Reader's Friend 

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