A lot of people have been writing, talking, posting, tweeting, and blogging about the Department of Justice’s investigation into “agency pricing” of e-books by Apple and the Big Five Publishers. Writers, booksellers, readers, and publishers all have an opinion on this investigation and its likely effects on the future of books and e-books. If you’d like to read a good site that summarizes many of the arguments and includes links to some smart supplemental reading, read this article by Porter Anderson. Give it a read, and you’ll learn a lot about this issue.
And if you’re a writer, read it, then get back to writing, because you’re in for a bumpy future, most likely. The good news is that talent will win out. So write, learn, and write some more.