Linkage: “Confessions…”

Via Jade Park: “The confessions of a semi-successful mid-list author

If you don’t want to hear about the noir underside of publishing — if you’re a writer longing for a literary career, or a reader who’s happier not knowing that producing and marketing a book these days involves about as much moral purity as producing and marketing a pair of Nikes — I suggest you stop reading now.

The above linked article is not a cheerful read. I’ve had a long rant coming on the publishing industry, the death of reading, and the stigma of self-publishing. I’ll see if I can’t get that up in the next week or so.

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