From the Vault Episode 17: Laird Hunt

Posted on October 20, 2014 by


While I’m still on hiatus, I thought I’d ramble on a bit about the Amazon v. Hachette contract dispute and how it’s hurting the writers more than anything else. Coincidentally, one of my previous guests, Laird Hunt, is published by Little Brown, a Hachette imprint. So, I thought I’d reissue his episode to follow my unplanned and unscripted thoughts on the matter.

Now, while you’re at it, you can read a few articles about the dispute, one from The Guardian,, and one from The New York Times .

But even better, I’d recommend making a trip to and finding your nearest independent bookstore. Consider giving them your business instead of Amazon – especially if the book you’re looking for is published by Hachette or one of its imprints. You’ll certainly be able to pick up a copy of Laird’s book easily at an independent bookstore.

And, of course, if you want to read some more about Laird, his book, and some of the good news happening around it, here is are a few links to some reviews and to the article about the film option.

Laird’s website

NY Times
Washington Post
The Huffington Post

Deadline Hollywood

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