I’m a big fan of Chuck Wendig’s novels, but his blog posts are likewise entertaining. Last week, he posted an open letter to publishers in which he rails against DRM and overpriced ebooks, and sticks up for libraries and independent booksellers. On libraries:
“Help libraries. Help them. They’re customers. But even beyond that, they’re the drug dealers of the book world. They’re the ones giving out free samples of your work (which, to be clear,they paid for) and fostering a love of stories and a culture of books. Libraries areWilly Wonka factories where they make new readers instead of weird-ass child-endangerment candy.(Seriously, the government needs to step in and shut Wonka down. Last I heard he was drowning kids in a corn syrup river or something. He’s like a fucking Batman villain, that guy.)“
Also, “DRM is for assbadgers.” The man certainly has a way with words. More on his blog.