Amazon: bully or hero?

By on August 23, 2014

By Nina Laden and Frank Schaeffer

The Seattle Times recently invited children’s book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth with far-reaching tendrils poised to squeeze un-famous authors out of the market. Schaeffer, on the other hand, says Amazon is a bookseller and a friend to midlevel writers squeezed out of traditional book publishing models.
The writers’ competing thoughts on the topic follow.

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