henry copeland: Love him or hate him, Bezos gets that books have to compete in a very crowded marketplace. pllqt.it/ECDB9I
Bezos: books need to competeThe most important thing to observe is that books don’t just compete against books. Books compete against people reading blogs and news articles and playing video games and watching TV and going to see movies.Books are the competitive set for leisure time. It takes many hours to read a book. It’s a big commitment. If you narrow your field of view and only think about books competing against books, you make really bad decisions. What we really have to do, if we want a healthy culture of long-form reading, is to make books more accessible.