Jason Biggs’ “Love Letter” to the Publishing Industry

Funny article! Even with tongue firmly planted in-cheek, Jason Biggs hits one point out of the park: the publishing industry has lost its way. It is desperately divided between “hanging on for dear life to a business model that simply cannot survive in its current state” on one hand and”recklessly dashing off to grab every quick, cheap dollar they can grab, at the expense of nurturing and developing author relationships and championing those authors to the world” on the other.
I, for one, hope that the publishing industry can find its way again. The industry is important avenue for literature to reach the consumer (assuming it can keep from completely self-immolating). While new avenues may emerge even if the industry in its current form goes the way of the Titanic, the damage to authors and consumers alike would be far worse than if it simply would come to grips with the changing market place and EVOLVE.

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