henry copeland: 2 middle men is 1 too many? Actually, book publishing has more, including agents & stores. pllqt.it/DyOqs3
Two middlemen is too many? Try 3 or 4 layers in the book industry.An investor in oDesk once said, “Two middlemen seems like one too many.” It was a pivotal statement that solidified the early focus on providing direct connections between employers and freelancers anywhere in the world. Everything we did in the early days of oDesk to support and benefit these direct connections paid off. Everything we did to accommodate other middlemen in the process was a waste of time. I’ll be the first to confess that I know basically nothing about the book publishing industry and look forward to being enlightened by readers’ comments. Until then, this is how I see it as a marketplace investor with Sigma West. Hachette is a middleman. So is Amazon. There should be only one.