I feel Ms. Sifton's article should be required reading for all readers and writers. My small indie publisher has vocalized over many of these amazing but true business "practices" Ms. Sifton so eloquently discusses. I am always apalled at how little most of my published colleagues know about the publishing history and business.
I hope this article is widely read and discussed. Writers can pretend (and, surprisingly, still do) that everything is okay. But it isn't and it hasn't been for years and years.
Why am I reminded of the state of the auto industry?
Thank you, Ms. Sifton, for your thoughtful and informative piece.
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jun 7 2009 - 2:32pm