“The Federal Government has stepped in to save banks, and the automobile industry, but where are they on the important subject of books? Or, if the answer is state and local government, where are they? Is any state doing anything? Why are there no impassioned editorials in influential newspapers or magazines? Who will save our books? Our libraries? Our Bookstores?” –James Patterson.
This was on the cover of Publishers Weekly. James Patterson also took out ads in The New York Times Book Review and in Kirkus. He has some legitimate concerns and good questions. Read more here.
Another good article on the subject is here.