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Two Things About Amazon vs. Hachette

In general, I've been happy to say very little about the ongoing Amazon vs. Hachette (publishers of I Hunt Killers) battle royale, instead pointing to others' statements. It's a big, thorny, ugly complicated issue and I don't have the patience to do it justice, especially when others are writing so often and so well about it. ...

Get 30% Off on Stephen King…and Me…

And Valerie Plame. And Joe Hill. And Douglas Preston. And Nora Roberts. And... What am I going on about? Well, the fine folks at Murder by the Book (a most excellent crime and mystery bookstore in Texas) have decided to support the group Authors United, which has taken a public stance against Amazon's recent behavior. The ...

Amazonless

It's been a couple of months now since I've ordered anything from Amazon. Depending on your own level of Amazon usage, this may seem unremarkable or kicking-the-caffeine-habit impossible. Somehow, I managed without therapy, a 12-step program, or a patch. 🙂 Obviously, I despise the circumstances under which I decided to stop buying from Amazon, but when ...

What Use, Publishers?

I had planned for a while to write something about the current contretemps between Amazon and my publisher, Hachette, but people like Peter Brown, Stephen Colbert, and Farhad Manjoo have said what I would have said, most likely with better clarity and more sense. So I urge you read their pieces. There is one chunk of the ...

Lois Duncan and Me

Sometimes, the Publishing Biz takes you in strange directions that you never could foresee. For example, tomorrow morning I'm going into a studio on Park Avenue to interview a legitimate living legend of young adult literature. If you don't know the name Lois Duncan, well... Shame on you, first of all. But second of all, even if ...