Amazon, Algorithms and the Art of Book Publishing
Amazon, aggressively expanding its publishing efforts, can sell a lot of books. But many writers don't want to publish to an algorithm, they care about making culture and art.
What's the Latest Development?
The news that Amazon would aggressively expand its publishing efforts by signing up authors has ruffled the feathers of many agents and publishers. In Room for Debate, the NYT asks if publishers are still needed. Dennis Johnson says they must be, "or why would Amazon go to such lengths to build a publishing program?"
What's the Big Idea?