Publishing on the Moon:
On this day in 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com. As an author, publisher and disabled shopper, I thank him. I’ve been with Amazon for over 20 years now, and they reminded me of that with a gift recently. I recall my resistance to using my credit card online—but I believe in the beginning I could call and give my card over the phone. Jeff Bezos had said back then, he wanted the biggest bookstore in the world. It reminds me of the publishing contract Don Pendleton had with the late New York publisher, Donald I. Fine, which included Fine’s publishing rights on the Moon. (Don and I laughed, at the time) Maybe that is what Bezos is working toward with his space program. After all, Jeff Bezos is a visionary, and thank goodness, he is. I never could have published 78 books, and also foreign language books at foreign Amazons—without Jeff Bezos’ vision.