Amazon, National Book Award, Editor discussed on EconTalk



Out to to a much bigger number but it's dwarfed dwarfed by amazon so the amount of opportunity people have to learn and explore is is it just unparalleled so i don't see this this sorted desert of drying up of citizen access to information i am worried about about the media and news i'll come to that but do you want to respond to that point about creation creative folks in music in in the arts well yeah i mean i'll just say you know the the the data like i got it was that that that data on the on the income is from the author skilled um so there's an author teachers styles who's one of national book award a pulitzer prize um actually multiple pulitzer prizes uh he's you know written books on a d mostly writes about history so he's written who is to be an editor so he he wrote about um jesse james last rebel of the civil war the first tycoon the epic life of cornelius vanderbilt um but back about uh custer and he cunningham speech and he was he just pointed out that to actually right he spends about four or five years rating each of his books in his books are just great and they change the way that we understand our culture um and he he just said he's look look these are expensive books to write it takes four or five years of research in writing to actually do this and the way that amazon his structuring the book market means makes it much much harder for people to actually write books like this now he's that he's fine because his books are are very popular but he's noted that if he were just starting out it would be much much much harder for him to actually do that now on what you find in in the book market itself mean that the the 25 percent drop in income is for the credit median book writer if you're trying to get into the the book market now it's just much harder if you're an author and you may not care because you might think.

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