The Writers Strike Back!

In Sunday’s NYT there is going to be an open letter to Amazon signed by over 900 authors, many of them best selling, who are protesting that company’s business practices.

It’s pretty astonishing when you think about what Amazon is doing.

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5 Responses to The Writers Strike Back!

  1. shirt says:

    I have boycotted Amazon since 2000. They did not do what they said they would and were proud of it. OK, it only cost me $2 more in shipping but they couldn’t be bothered to fake regret.


  2. Daddy Bear says:

    I think this may have been started when Steven Colbert started doing the “boycott Amazon” bits on his show.

    Long live Colbert!


  3. Dimitrios says:

    Never start a pissing contest with a writer, the pen is mightier than the sword, and writers have more pens than survivalists have guns.

    And if they’re good writers, they have better aim.


  4. kate r says:

    Amazon took it to the next WTF step by writing a bizarre letter to every selfpublished author in their system Friday night. This led to some hilarious remarks about amazon drunk texting and a couple of good blogs; (and best phrase of weekend “cuckoo bananapants” is at Wendig’s blog) and


  5. kate r says:

    oh and here’s another response, which looks just like the online version of the letter:


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