I meant to offer these with more commentary, but I don’t think I’m going to get around to it. Two last links on the Amazon vs. Macmillan thing, both from Making Light:
1) An explanation of the “agency model” that Macmillan’s pushing and Amazon’s fighting, in case you’re wondering just what the fight is actually about, and,
2) Teresa Nielsen Hayden’s commentary on a post (which she links) by a music industry executive, talking about what happens when you let retailers start calling the shots in your line of work. Fascinating material in there about what happened to the music industry, and then Teresa relates it to publishing in some very enlightening ways.