Joe Konrath, the bad-boy guru of self-publishing, utterly demolishes another piece of nonsense written against Amazon.com by author Scott Turow, president of the Authors Guild.
Turow trots out every tired liberal cliche about the alleged evils and “threats” posed by “monopolies” in the marketplace — in this case, the book marketplace. But Konrath skewers each of them in turn, with example after example, demonstrating that — far from “screwing consumers” — so-called “monopolies” offer lower prices and better customer service.
Whether you are an author, a reader, or just someone interested in political-economic arguments about the “evils of unregulated capitalism,” you’ll want to read this. It’s a feisty, thought-provoking delight.