Citation Rowberry S (2015) Amazon is 20 years old - and far from bad news for publishers. The Conversation. 16.07.2015. https://theconversation.com/amazon-is-20-years-old-and-far-from-bad-news-for-publishers-43863
Abstract First paragraph: It has now been 20 years since Amazon sold its first book: the titillating-sounding Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, by Douglas Hofstadter. Since then publishers have often expressed concern over Amazon. Recent public spates with Hachette and Penguin Random House have heightened the public’s awareness of this fraught relationship.
Keywords Books; Digital economy; Publishing; Amazon; Book publishing; Jeff Bezos; eBooks; Self-publishing