Amazon trying to bypass publishers for agents?
November 12, 2010 | 9:48 am
By Paul Biba
The Bookseller is reporting that Amazon met with about 60 agents at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
One agent who attended said Amazon seemed to have two aims: “They were keen to try to enlist agents as a force against the agency model—and I have to say they failed on that front—and there was also an element slightly of ‘let’s get to know each other a bit better as we’re going to be working together’.”
He said Amazon spoke about wanting to work with publishers rather than directly with authors but added: “It felt like they were just going through the motions.”
Lots more interesting quotes in the article, including one comparing an Amazon rep to a “Moonie”.