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105024Best-selling author James Patterson on the crisis in booksDespite having dozens of best-selling titles to his name in crime, mystery and even children's books, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world grapples with the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon.pFd-BGsOkLI
Despite having dozens of best-selling titles to his name, including crime and mystery novels and even children’s books, Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world continues to grapple with the tectonic shifts brought about by the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon.
“This is a period of evolution, revolution, whatever you want to call it — big shift into ebooks, and I just think that we have to slow down and make sure it’s an orderly transition, ” Patterson told Jeffrey Brown. “And I think that what people need to understand that what’s at risk here is American literature.”
Earlier this year Patterson announced he would donate $1 million of his own money to independent booksellers around the country, an effort to help them directly and to raise awareness for their struggle to stay afloat.
Meanwhile Patterson’s publisher, Little, Brown & Co., is owned by Hachette, which is currently undergoing tense contract negotiations with Amazon. As the negotiations drag on, some Hachette titles are being delayed, while upcoming titles have had their pre-order buttons removed.
At last week’s BookExpo America in New York — the industry’s biggest trade show of the year — Jeffrey Brown spoke to Patterson about his thoughts on the publishing world’s transition, what’s to be done about it and how Patterson went from working at a mental hospital to becoming a literary rock star.lifestyles of the rich and famous wiki astronomy and astrology history haircut tip astronomical league glasses polyvore clothing hot haircut fashion by haircut story because of science van roy coffee company sole salon bay street picture of celestial bodies 2013 science olympiad test exchange dress site sciencedirect error lifestyle notes three's company hair salon 12 science lifestyle link haircut line first trend family and lifestyle olive party dress history of astronomy coffee name astronomy app 2014 trends james edward salon infinity scarf outfits pinterest coffee old what is the science method astronomy apps james haircut what is doing science best astronomy science today science all you had me at coffee why did facebook take out trending life in science the new fashion rich haircut trend care i bean good coffee removing trending from facebook astronomy bbc not the same fashion trending topics today hair by nick astrology signs dates cafe unlimited steps of science inquiry science things scientific method sociology quizlet astronomy star charts stars clip art what is new science size trend science fair projects 5th grade trending music today judgmental overconfidence scientific method examples psychology life trends stars and stripes forever marine band 2011 haircut lifestyle stock coffee meme funny his haircut side haircut fashion during coffee in everyday life ny haircut gap to pyruvate tru lulu art coffee dec fashion market coffee kids lifestyle coffee bean and tea leaf near me lifestyle house this is really important meme phosphoenolpyruvate hydrolysis mechanism india trending now youtube modern hair but triple junction scientific method definition sociology trend 2015 trend market trending now tallahassee fashion type vedic astrologers near me fashion industry wiki trending hashtags instagram astronomy game science olympiad 2019 science new good science is this fashion off the shoulder dress split front dress coffee bean and tea leaf jobs what is in fashion haircut loan joel ma what are the celestial bodies haircut 2011 astronomy nature haircut in trends 2013 rumors hair studio house science same trend lifestyle land signs astronomy how to chart the stars muted navy dress pink love dress new about fashion group science haircut cost what the science coffee grinder amazon media trends today's astronomy how do nadh molecules contribute to electron transport the purple bean cute. clothing what is a trends i am great lifestyle lifestyle college eve haircut coffee day d s lifestyle how to look stylish in the snow astronomy unit stars and stripes forever movie 1952 simple life astronomy tool author lifestyle health science scientifics direct coupon code brushes salon level haircut today trends cute outfits with black jeans supercuts prices 2017 how to style clothes you already have buy trends which haircut