Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The publishing industry

I often get frustrated, even angry, about publishing now.

Last weekend I went to look at a house -- I've never owned one -- and while talking to lots of people who had, I learned quite a bit about real estate agents and contractors. Someone advising me said,
"Your interest and theirs are not aligned -- the more money you spend, the more they make."

That really took me aback -- it's in EVERYONE's interest in publishing for a book to do well: the author's, the editor's, the publisher's, the agent's, everyone. No one cares as much as the author, but at least we're all on the same side!

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