In the latest case of “don’t believe everything you read,” the New York Times recently published another attempted hatchet job on Amazon, though it was an indirect hatchet job. As if they haven’t proved, time and again, that they’re a shill for “big publishing”, they decided to trot out some sales figures that appear to show a decline in the sales of e-books.
Except, they forgot one thing. We’re not idiots.
I posted a link to the article on my Facebook page, and told the world exactly what I thought about it: the article was telling half-truths at best. The Hachette publishing group is getting precisely what it demanded from Amazon last year; the ability to tank its own business by charging outrageous prices for e-books.
As it turns out, Fortune.com published an article that very same day, with much the same opinion. I’ve linked that article below, because I think it’s important. It highlights how the publishing industry views the world: if it isn’t produced by “big publishing”, it’s not worthy of consideration.
After you take a look at the Fortune article, please have a look at the latest Author Earnings Report. That’s where the real numbers are at. All of the numbers. The numbers “big publishing” don’t want the world to see.
For the full Fortune article, please click the source link below.
Source: E-book sales aren’t falling: Amazon is winning, publishers are losing – Fortune
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Nat Russo is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Fantasy author of Necromancer Awakening and Necromancer Falling. Nat was born in New York, raised in Arizona, and has lived just about everywhere in-between. He’s gone from pizza maker, to radio DJ, to Catholic seminarian (in a Benedictine monastery, of all places), to police officer, to software engineer. His career has taken him from central Texas to central Germany, where he worked as a defense contractor for Northrop Grumman. He's spent most of his adult life developing software, playing video games, running a Cub Scout den, gaining/losing weight, and listening to every kind of music under the sun. Along the way he managed to earn a degree in Philosophy and a black belt in Tang Soo Do. He currently makes his home in central Texas with his wife, teenager, mischievous beagle, and goofy boxador.
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Excellent read–thanks. 🙂