So. The new Amazon publishing program.
Lots of folks are taking about this article in the New York Times.
I can see why it’s a very exciting prospect for new writers, or for writers with a lot of talent who have had trouble getting their work noticed under the more traditional model. Heck, it’s obviously exciting for the established–and bestselling–authors who are now publishing with Amazon.
I can’t see why this would make the need for an agent any less important. But obviously I’m quite biased in favor of agents.
I want to write more about it, but in the meantime, I’d like to hear from you.
Writers, both published and unpublished: How do you feel about the new publishing venture from Amazon? Does it change your view of what it means to “get published”? … [more]