Why One Prominent Indie Author Is Siding With Hachette

Picture2In book publishing, everyone has an opinion about how things should go. The Amazon-Hachette business dispute might be the best example of this phenomenon.

Authors who do business with Hachette have been vocal in their opinions on the matter, but many authors who do not work with the publisher have also joined the fray. Indie authors in particular have been vociferous in their support of Amazon against Hachette.

While it may appear they don’t have much of a stake in the dispute, one prominent indie author believes they do and, different from many of his peers, hopes to see Hachette come out on top.

Smashwords founder and CEO Mark Coker – and, yes, indie author – thinks indie authors benefit from a Hachette win.

Here’s why.

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4 thoughts on “Why One Prominent Indie Author Is Siding With Hachette

  1. Sara Kipo

    “Indie authors in particular have been vociferous in their support of Amazon against Hachette.”

    I’d like to see this substantiated. The DBW snippet in today’s newsletter linked this sentence erroneously to Jeremy Greenfield’s recap post at Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2014/05/28/he-said-she-said-amazon-and-hachette-trade-public-statements-on-book-dispute/). I see the link has been removed here and the statement is without reference.



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