Wednesday, December 14, 2011

“Akin to editing ... a critical part of our culture out of American life.”

"I wondered what my writer friends made of all this, so I dashed off an e-mail to Scott Turow, the president of the Authors Guild, and cc’ed Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Andre Dubus III, Anita Shreve, Tom Perrotta and Ann Patchett." —Richard Russo surveys his writer pals about their take on Amazon's Price Check app and promotion in a New York Times op-ed. Short answer? While they were grateful to Amazon for moving some of their units, they found this promotion to be "Scorched-earth capitalism", “invasive and unfair” and possibly illegal.

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