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In the spirit of full disclosure, while I am going to start my own publishing company, I have nothing against traditional publishers. I find a recent turn of events quite interesting and it is the subject of this article.
The publishing business is being challenged by self-pub/indie-pub and the old guard is nonplussed (thanks to The Passive Voice for the heads-up). They have been challenged for some time, but now it seems the ‘old school’ publishers are defending their paradigm more fiercely by attacking those who challenge them.
Much in the same way it is accepted political practice (denials to the contrary) to make a “heinous charge” against an opponent. The accusation carries more weight than the truth about the charge: accuse an opponent of something (even if demonstrably untrue) and that opponent becomes “That Guy Who…” for the rest of his life. You might remember the Duke Lacrosse thing? An extreme example, but you get the gist.
The current salvo against cutting out the middle-people and writing directly to one’s audience makes you the “Publishing Pajamahadeen”. You are apparently not worthy of being read by virtue of your inability to pass through the hallowed halls of the ‘old boys club’ and have a literary contract bestowed upon you. Such elitist tripe.
YOU, ya pajama-clad infinite-monkey, have no right to question, challenge or otherwise look directly at we mighty few who should, by right, determine what, when, how and at what price the public has access to new works of fiction. You are so lucky we’re giving you 7.125¢ per sale. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.
–Said by no one, but heavily implied.
Perhaps the desires of the actual reading public escapes them. Perhaps they fear this new “self-determined reader” will choose its own “Best New Authors” instead of waiting to be told who to read. Perhaps they already are…
We shall see.
Be safe and be well.