“Amazon Will Be Disrupted One Day”

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Image: Amazon Prime Air

By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

Ether for Authors: “Amazon Will Be Disrupted One Day”

[su_dropcap size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]n a “60 Minutes Overtime” package of outtakes from the main segment, in fact, you can hear Bezos talking—as if from far outside pubishing, outside books—about 96 fulfillment centers which, he tells Rose, are now in a seventh iteration in the company’s constant bid for faster distribution.

From CBS 60 Minutes: Charlie Rose and Jeff Bezos in Seattle
From CBS 60 Minutes: Charlie Rose and Jeff Bezos in Seattle

In response to the keenly orchestrated moves of the fulfillment center floor and the incessant, gentle beeps of bar-code scanners at work, Bezos tells Rose:

It’s a symphony of people. It’s a symphony of software. It’s a symphony of robots now we’re starting to put into place.

And for those of us in publishing, it becomes all the more important to repeat these three lines from interview in which Bezos does look at booksellers’ struggles:

Complaining is not a strategy. Amazon is not happening to book-selling; the future is happening to book-selling.

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