No Crazy Uncle Charlie.
No Writers Off the Clock.
This is a raw and candid conversation with our agent,
Laurie McLean, on Amazon and their February power plays against the Big Six publishers. How will these shenanigans affect authors, and what can we do to avoid becoming cannon fodder in the war between Amazon and New York’s Six Sisters?
00:00 — Introduction
McGyver in order to bring our agent, Laurie McLean, on this episode Diving right into the madness…
01:03 — Amazon, Authors, and Armageddon…at a Discount!
WTF AMAZON?!?! What happened last week
Why is Amazon doing this?
What happens when a book seller gets too big to control, even by the publishing powers-that-be
A history (in brief) of Amazon.com and the pro’s and con’s of their success from selling books to turning eBooks and digital publishing into a viable market
Tee steps back to his independent publishing past, sharing memories of
Dragon Moon Press and her struggles with Amazon.
MacMillan and Amazon square off in a pricing war — the beginning of Amazon’s pushback against New York. Another glimpse of Amazon’s Dark Side:
The “App Testers” Reviewing the numbers on Amazon sales compared to other eBook venues
NYT Bestseller title still matter in a world of digital authors dominating Amazon’s charts? What matters more to an author — a full-time career in writing or the “
New York Times Bestseller” title? Completely Off-Topic….
ARCHER FARMS ROCKS!!! Laurie speculates on when the honeymoon with Amazon ends…
What can the Big Six or other booksellers do against Amazon?
Amazon answers the challenge of brick-and-mortar stores…
by opening their own? Authors are finding themselves in a war between Amazon and New York.
Authors need to understand the business just as much as the art of their craft.
Could Amazon be the next Apple Store success? Or could they be the next
Gateway? Where can Amazon open their brick-and-mortar stores? (Where is your closest Borders?)
Challenges to Amazon’s brick-and-mortar stores
Will it be books…or books and other stuff
Customer service in real time
Pip draws a parallel between authors and
…and Tee reminds Pip that things didn’t end well for the folks at the barricade… Les Miserables The fate of authors in this future with Amazon
The dangers of putting all your eggs in one basket
Diversification: What authors (and agents) need to do
53:09 — The Wrap-Up
Where to find Laurie and other agents of awesome…
Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency …and Tee fails on the Creative Commons tag. (Maybe next time.)
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