Will Amazon Pressure Indie Authors?

shutterstock_94916056Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but according to Kobo’s Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn, there’s no reason to believe Amazon won’t put the squeeze on indie authors eventually.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Tamblyn argued Amazon is patiently working its way down the food chain, starting with Hachette, with which it’s been locked in a standoff since May.

Big Five publishers, small and mid-size presses, even loyal KDP authors: all alike are suppliers in Amazon’s eyes and can expect to be “improved” when it comes to profitability.

Here are all thirty-two of Tamblyn’s tweets making that case.

Learn more: Hear directly from Tamblyn at DBW15, where Amazon and the future of publishing get top billing.


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