January 21, 2021

Video: Panel at Miami Book Fair Discusses Book Publishing, Amazon, Independent Bookstores and Related Topics

Earlier today at the Miami Book Fair (MBF) an interesting panel discussion took place that might be of to some of you.

A video recording is already available online via the wonderful C-SPAN Video Library.

According to the MBF program the session was titled,  “The Dangers of Amazon and Other Monopolies”

Program Blub

Like it or not we exist in a world dominated by the Internet, which promised to be a democratizing force, but is dominated by gatekeepers such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. What are the dangers to artistic freedom and a diverse culture when global conglomerates and monopolies like Amazon determine what work the public can see and buy?  Join authors, journalists, and other thought leaders for a lively discussion about local and global threats to book culture, authentic media, free speech, copyright laws, and independent scholarship.

Direct to Video: “The Dangers of Amazon and Other Monopolies”
NOTE: The panel discussion begins at 12:24 in the video.

Panelists

  • Andrew Albanese, Publisher’s Weekly
  • Astra Taylor, Writer and Documentary Filmmaker
  • Oren Teicher, CEO, American Booksellers Association
  • Franklin Foer, Editor of the New Republic

Moderator

  • Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

Direct to Video: “The Dangers of Amazon and Other Monopolies”
NOTE: The panel discussion begins at 12:24 in the video.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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