I used to respect Scott Turow, but after this last year of his ranting and “leadership” of the Author’s Guild, I have lost all respect for the man.
He has zero clue how most of his members make a living, and is stuck on the idea of turning the clock back to the “good old days” of publisher-only control of all distribution channels.
And what is more stunning is that he just keeps opening his mouth and sticking both feet in. For a man who is supposed to be as smart as he is, I think he needs a check-up.
Joe Konrath and Barry Eisler do a nice job of taking Scott’s latest comments apart. You can read it at:
And you can find Scott’s comments at
And if you are one of the idiots who think Amazon is a “big evil” that needs to be taken down, please take your comments to other places. They won’t be published here.
Amazon is not a perfect company. No company is. But they have opened the door for all authors to get our work into print, and others like B&N and Apple and Sony and Kobo and others have followed and in some cases been ahead of Amazon. Scott wants the supposed “Big Six” (as idiots call traditional publishers) to stay in control of all distribution so he can keep making his millions and screw all the rest of us.
Nice job, Joe and Barry, for calling it like it actually is out here in the real world. And thanks from all of us now making really nice money without traditional publishing.