John Green Speaks Out Against Amazon

By Maryann Yin Comment

John Green TFIOSMany members of the literary community have voiced their opinion about the Amazon vs. Hachette dispute.

According to The Associated Press, John Green spoke out against the online retail giant during a promotional event for The Fault in Our Stars movie. He feels that “what’s ultimately at stake is whether Amazon is going to be able to freely and permanently bully publishers into eventual nonexistence.”

During a recent Reddit AMA session, one fan asked Green this question: “What’s your take on the decline of brick-and-mortar bookstores and the rise of online book sales?” In his response, Green praised bookstores because he feels they are an important part of his personal discoverability process.

Green strongly believes that “we need more than one outlet for books. I’m very, very scared that in the future there will only be two kinds of books: Those that are available only through Amazon, and those that are widely available via Big Box stores like Wal-Mart and Target.” What do you think? (via Flavorpill)