Linda Leith in conversation with Jennifer Quist, whose third novel, The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner, is published this month. LLP also published its award-winning precedessors, Love Letters of the Angels of Death (2013) and Sistering (2015).
The book industry needs to get its act together: Petition to boycott HarperCollins4 May 2011
The book industry needs to get its act together. Pitched battles between publishers and librarians are not going to help anyone survive the digital revolution. A case in point is the “Boycott HarperCollins” petition posted on the social activism website Change.org.
The email I got yesterday introduces librarian Andy Woodworth, who is using Change.org to help “lead the charge in a fight against NewsCorp":
“See, more and more libraries are beginning to buy e-books… But publishing giant HarperCollins (owned by NewsCorp) is trying to force libraries to only buy e-books that literally self-destruct after the 26th reader in an attempt to maximize profits."
Change.org is hoping for 100,000 signatures. By 9 a.m. this morning, over 50,000 had signed.