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Friday, May 30, 2014

Author James Patterson Speaking about Amazon at the BookExpo America 2014.

This is a statement made yesterday by the prolific, book-writing machine James Patterson. What do you think?

Hi, I'm Jeff Bezos. I can't do his hysterical laugh.... Amazon seems out to control shopping in this country. This ultimately will have an effect on every grocery and department store chain and every big box store and ultimately put thousands of mom and pop stores out of business. It sounds like a monopoly to me. Amazon also wants to control bookselling, the book business and book publishing. That's a national tragedy. If this is the new American way, it has to be changed by law if necessary.

James Patterson, speaking at the Celebration of Bookselling at BEA.