Amazon a 'dangerous' force, says Ottakar's founder



The founder of the Ottakar's book chain has described Amazon as a "dangerous" force that is damaging the high street book trade and threatens to undermine publishers' ability to nurture new talent.
"If you are concerned about the sort of books that get published you have to look to the future and the amount of value that businesses like Amazon can remove from the publishing business model," said James Heneage, the businessman turned author who started the quirky Ottakar's chain in the late 80s. "If you look at great writers such as Patrick O'Brian and Joanna... read more

 
24 June 2018 in Business, Views: 49
Source: Guardian
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