Amazon move will mean fewer good books

Amazon will now pay some authors only for the pages of their books read by Kindle users. Where does that leave the next Joyce or Tolstoy?

5th July, 2015

Being a full-time author used to be a career choice: a privileged dream career for the lucky few, admittedly, but one that could come with lucrative contracts and hefty pay-days attached if you made it to the top of the pile.

But even for well known authors contracted to major-league publishers, writing books has become a part-time gig, the kind of occupation you fit in in the small hours after your real job, the one...

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