Charlie Stross : Amazon - Malignant Monopoly, or Just Plain Evil?
Douglas Preston says he feels betrayed: "...after having supported the online retailer even as its growing power raised alarm bells. Some of his books now face shipment delays and higher prices because they are published by Hachette. 'I’ve supported Amazon from the time it was a struggling startup,' Preston said in an interview. 'I feel betrayed personally by this company now that it’s become one of the largest corporations in the world that it would do this to me.'”
Derek Beres wrote from a different perspective: Why the Amazon-Hachette Debate Means Nothing to Writers. Beres dismissed concerns about one company's control of communication and the exchange of ideas: "That’s exactly what you’d expect when people think they’re more important than they are."
We thought it might be instructive to detail some of the authors are affected by this.
Authors published by Hachette (with either new books or backlist titles) - not an exhaustive list of ALL of their writers but authors we have had on our shelves:
Jeff Abbott, Megan Abbott, Kate Atkinson, David Baldacci, Josh Bazell, M.C. Beaton, Lauren Beukes, Mark Billingham, Holly Black, Sara Blaedel, Lawrence Block, Sandra Brown, Stella Cameron, Gail Carriger, Donato, Carrisi, Lincoln Child, Marica Clark, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ted Dekker, Nelson DeMille, Robert Dugoni, Warren Ellis, Zoe Ferraris, Colleen Gleason, George Dawes Green, Derek Haas, Brian Haig, Carl Hiaasen, Anne Holt, Anthony Horowitz, David Hosp, Elizabeth Singer Hunt, Charlie Huston, Joshilyn Jackson, Hannah Kent, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dorothy Koomson, Michael Koryta, Richard Lange, Joe R. Lansdale, Margaret Maron, Archer Mayor, Brad Meltzer, Deon Meyer, Denise Mina, David Morrell, Walter Mosley, Thomas Mullen, Marcia Muller, James Patterson, George Pelecanos, Benjamin Percy, Elizabeth Peters, Douglas Preston, Ian Rankin, Cornelia Read, Michael Robotham, Karen Rose, David Rosenfelt, Sebastian Rotella, JK Rowling (as Robert Galbraith), Greg Rucka, James Sallis, CJ Sansom, Nick Santora, Maria Semple, Darren Shan, Duane Swiercynski, Alic Sebold, Dan Simmons, Tom Rob Smith, Trenton Lee Stewart, Donna Tartt, Laini Taylor, Jim Thompson, Scot Turrow, Carrie Vaughn, Urban Waite, Joseph Wambaugh, Donald E. Westlake, Kate White, Don Winslow, Tom Wolfe, Daniel Woodrell, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Anne Zouroudi