In a blog about science fiction, written by an SF author, it's hard to imagine not commenting on the conflict that erupted last weekend between Macmillan and Amazon. Macmillan, as in the parent company of Tor Books: the largest American publisher of SF. Amazon, as in certainly one of the largest booksellers around.
For the latest news about the business issues and differences of opinion between these two corporate giants, look here.
Lost in the noise is how their disagreement impacts authors and readers. Print and Kindle editions of books by Tor authors remain unavailable from Amazon, except from used-book resellers.
(If you ever wondered ... an author won't make a penny if someone buys a used book. But Amazon and its reseller still profit.)
This blog is syndicated to Amazon, and so I'll refrain from naming competitors. That shouldn't stop you -- if the mood comes over you to acquire any of the books Amazon is boycotting (full discloure: five books of mine fall into that category) -- from finding those books elsewhere.