Don’t paint Amazon as the underdog, sez Chuck Wendig

Food for thought, my little chickadees …

From Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terrible Minds:

200px-Carltonmellick

This is Carlton Mellick III. He sells lots of books, because he is a genius.
It was his birthday yesterday. I like this picture.

Vote with your dollar. But please, seriously, don’t sign any weird petitions like this. Howey’s deservedly a bookworld superstar, so I suspect he’ll get all the signatures he needs — though for what effect, I have no idea, as this petition feels like a hollow stroke-job that accomplishes absolutely nothing except blowing a blush of hot, fragrant breath toward Amazon and away from authors and readers. This feels like shilling — uncomfortable, in-the-bag, straight-up-shilling.

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