It’s well known (among people who know these things) that Park Slope is lousy with “publishing people” (it’s also lousy with lice – did you know that’s where the word lousy comes from? – because of all those 321 kids hugging each other. But I digress.)
My husband and I are, in effect, “publishing people,” and so are some of our friends. And we are all royally pissed at Amazon, a company that seems gleefully bent on destroying traditional publishing, and who is in a well-publicized battle with French publisher Hachette for reasons not funny enough to outline here (go the link!). The gist is, Amazon is being a total dick.