The Floyd Mayweather of Books

Folks be getting all worked up about JK Rowling dissing intermediaries with her own ebook distribution channel.

She’ll probably make more money than she would going through Amazon, let’s say, but not a ton more. Do you imagine she’d actually swallow Amazon’s standard deal to put her books on their site? Of course not.

Superduperstars are always going to run their own show. Floyd doesn’t need a promoter any more than Jaden Smith needed to bust his ass at auditions.

Note that Floyd hasn’t signed any other decent fighters, Jaden hasn’t written a book divulging the secrets of succeeding in showbiz and Rowling won’t distribute any books of note other than her own.

The tables get turned all the time, relax. Incumbent specialists have nothing to fear.

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2 Responses to The Floyd Mayweather of Books

  1. jimlynch9999 says:

    Then there’s Oprah . . .

  2. DW says:

    We’ll see if OWN gets anywhere.

    A better counter might be rap stars starting their own labels which must be exactly where Floyd got his ideas from.

    The power of collaboration with top artists doesn’t have an analogue in other fields that I can think of, though. So the rap star label model doesn’t export easily.

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