When we got together last year to talk about the author’s interest in copyright, Cory Doctorow had some hugely insightful observations about the impact of book industry consolidation that we couldn’t fit into the main video. So here’s a little extra: 8 minutes about capitalism! monopolies! the failures of antitrust law! Cross-collaterisation of books! Crucially too – why it’s so hard to get a Big 5 to vary a contract, and a bit about Audible’s ‘dirty tricks’ in the audiobook world.

If you missed the main interview, you can find it here. 




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