Lynn Michell’s article Amazon: the bad giant has been published in the summer 2015 edition of Author: Journal of the Society of Authors.
The Editor introduces this issue of the Journal:
The David and Goliath story is usually remembered as the brave little chap taking on the big braggart. Occasionally, the relative status of the two contestants is recalled. David is a humble shepherd with a homemade slingshot, the text specifies, while Goliath is armed with an iron-tipped bronze javelin and wears a coat of bronze armour weighing 5,000 shekels. The imbalance is in their matériel as well as their size.
With that in mind, I observe that there is something of a David and Goliath theme in this Summer issue of The Author. The ‘tiny’ publisher Lynn Michell describes her unequal relationship with Amazon, a company she calls a ‘bad giant’.
You can read the full Editor’s introduction on the Society of Author’s website.
If you’d like to read Lynn’s article in full you’ll need to join the Society of Authors, which you can do via their website www.societyofauthors.org.