Amazon has been the main driver of the introduction of ebooks in commercial publishing. But are they trying to become the only link between the reader and the writer?
“Not very long ago it was thought no one would read a book on a computer screen. That assumption is now demonstrably wrong. Today, whether writers will continue to publish the old-fashioned way or go over to direct online publishing is an open question. How it will be answered is at the heart of the struggle taking place between Amazon and traditional publishers.”