Over at RT Book Reviews they’re wondering whether Amazon has an impact on how we value books. Amazon is the premiere source for cheap books, as we all know, but is its aggressive practices to make books cheaper and more accessible to consumers good for writers? From the article:
But many authors and industry insiders worry that Amazon’s extremely low price scheme will end up devaluing authors’ work. Discussing Amazon’s low prices, Carina Press’ Angela James tweeted, “Don’t train readers to believe the full value of a book was in the paper it was printed on, not your creative content!” And author Moira Rogers replied via tweet, “Or the difference in prices between formats. I do think the devaluation of the story goes a lot deeper than e-books.”
To piggy back onto their concerns, we’d like to know what you think. Is Amazon devaluing books or the creative process? Let us know in the comments.