So, while I'm glad overall that Macmillan is standing up to Amazon, I am also all too aware of the situation that I and all the other Macmillan authors find ourselves in. Though supposedly Amazon has capitulated, in a display of great maturity, they are still withholding the buy buttons for Macmillan titles, and no one seems to know when they will be restored. Particularly affected are those authors whose books are launching right now. Will their sales suffer? Yes. Did they have fuck-all to do with this dispute? No. Can we do anything about it? You bet!
It's simple: buy a Macmillan author's book from another source. My friend David Coe's book, The Horseman's Gambit, is out in paperback today, and Doranna Durgin's The Reckoners is also out. And here's the Macmillan site for many, many more. Including by the way, my other project, though I consider myself one of the lucky ones, having my eggs in more than one basket.
More online booksellers:Borders
And I bet you can find even more. Or go to a brick and mortar store. I know, Friskbiskit pimping print books and meatspace commerce. What is the world coming to?