Monday, October 17, 2011

Amazon Scares Publishers

                                                                    By Trina Boice

In publishing news today....
Amazon will soon be competing with the publishing houses that supply it.  The giant company is set to publish 122 books this fall in both physical and e-book form. Amazon has signed deals already with self-help author Tim Ferriss and film director Penny Marshall, and is said to be aggressively targeting top authors.

 “Publishers are terrified and don’t know what to do,” says Dennis Loy Johnson of Melville House. Amazon has hired publishing veteran Laurence Kirshbaum to run the operation, which will publish both fiction and nonfiction.


Michael Offutt said...

Yeah but Amazon still doesn't own brick and mortar book stores like Barnes and Noble and a lot of books are still bought that way. So I don't think they have anything to fear.

Tracy Krauss said...

It is fascinating to see how the times have changed. I'm sure we'll look back on this period much like the industrial revolution etc