The feud between Amazon and Macmillan continues with the Macmillan buy button yet to return. If Amazon blinked, they must have forgotten to open their eyes again. Undoubtedly much talk continues, not only between the two but also with other publishers.
Reading through the neverending comment threads on the subject, one of the things I’ve found surprising is how much the emergence of ebooks seems to freak out many writers. I feel strongly that digital books will be good for scribblers, but maybe I’m just too starry eyed or read too much science fiction.
Here’s a video clip for a bit of perspective. It’s in Norwegian with English subtitles, but that just makes it better. I’m recklessly stealing this idea from Adrienne Kress, whose blog I came across in one of those comment threads. I just bought her book as a form of repayment. If it weren’t for our digital age, I quite likely never would have heard of Adrienne, Alex, or the Ironic Gentleman.