Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Continuing to Update the Amazon/BookSurge Story

Fresh when it gets here from Julie Barrett
Sunday, March 30, 2008

You'll find updates here.

And now the story has been slashdotted.

Now that I've had some time to digest this news, I have mixed feelings. Most folks who buy books from small publishers and self-publishers will go where the publisher or author tells them to go. On the other hand, Amazon is the 500-pound gorilla in the online bookselling world. Borders is powered by Amazon. B&N is not. Could this hurt Borders, who seems to be struggling with their growth already? I'm not sure.

This is going to hurt the self-publishers and the small presses the most, no doubt about it.

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