John C Abell:
Retailers like Amazon push for $10 digital bestsellers. Customers don’t see why something which costs “nothing” to produce should cost as much as a printed book. Publishers are afraid of losing their pricing prerogatives. Authors are scared that the already minuscule chance of making a living through their words will shrink along with cover prices.
Let us try not to forget that without writers there would be nothing to read – and without livable salaries writers won’t be able to write novels.