Friday, October 3, 2008

Publishing business

Very interesting essay on the industry. Good info for those who are really dedicated to breaking into the business of writing. I mean dedicated. Business by it's very nature is NOT designed for the good of artists, no matter the art (writing, music, etc.), and never has been. Best learn as much as you can so you get jerked around a little less. In this instance knowledge is power, literally.

1 comment:

  1. Tobias Buckell was talking something similar over on his blog. Borders was doing the same thing with his books as well. I remember the day Sly Mongoose came out I excitedly went down to the Borders near my job to get both that book and the one before it, Ragamuffin. But when I got there they had neither. The only books stocked in the sci-fi section were the most recognized names only. Nothing less than a Greg Bear or Mercedes Lackey.

    I think I hate Borders now. It's sunk to being the worst major chain out there, imo. I can't remember the last time they had a book in stock that I wanted. And limited space isn't an excuse. Except for a handful of times, B&N always has what I'm looking for. If not, they at least have *something* by the same author. Borders seems to completely blacklist an author's total lineup. Weird.