Today in MediaMonday: The Slow Death of the American Author by Author’s Guild president and bestselling author Scott Turow, in the New York Times, April 7, 2013. Excerpt:

“…authors already contend with an enormous domestic market for secondhand books. But it is the latest example of how the global electronic marketplace is rapidly depleting authors’ income streams. It seems almost every player — publishers, search engines, libraries, pirates and even some scholars — is vying for position at authors’ expense.”

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