To this diagram could be added

Option 5: Buy direct from the publisher

Positives (+) Higher royalties for authors. Helps the publisher (who takes the) most risk in the venture, after the author Doesn’t feed into the evil practices of Amazon & the inevitable problem of censorship by Amazon of Christian perspectives.

Negatives (—) Doesn’t help bookshops on the High Street stay alive (Thanks to Ian from @matthiasmedia for these thoughts!)


Xian Reflections is written by Mikey Lynch.

Mikey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. In 2000 he became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003.

Mikey now works as the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is the chairman of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and a founding director of Geneva Push (national) – both church planting networks. He is also a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall and the chairman of New Front Door: the Church IT Guild.

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