“Author-centric” Publishers? Are You Kidding Me?
Bill Quick

Authors, publishers say feud with Amazon has escalated – The Washington Post

“Please know that we are doing everything in our power to find a solution to this difficult situation, one that best serves our authors and their work, and that preserves our ability to survive and thrive as a strong and author-centric publishing company,” Hachette chief executive Michael Pietsch said in a letter to authors this week.

He’s lying.  Mainstream publishers treat their authors like dirt (except for a few superstars), and always have.  An “author-centric” publishing house?

It is to laugh.  After dealing with mainstream dead tree publishers through two dozen books and thirty years, they can’t go belly up soon enough to suit me.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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