What has happened to publishing?

This blog post by in Publishing has a series explaining the history of publishing. Also watch the movie THE WIFE with Glenn Close to get an idea of the male dominated industry.... Trace

A Brief History of 20th Century Publishing

As Kristen Lamb points out in her must-read post, Goliath has Fallen & What This Means for Writers, publishing worked in a pretty standard way for over a century. Writers would take their books to publishers. If their pitch was successful, the publishers would then sign them on, publish the books, and distribute them to smaller chains and independent bookstores around the country.
The leaders in charge of the publishing business knew they had three jobs:
  1. Protect the writers, producers of the product publishers sold.
  2. Protect the bookstores, distributors of books.
  3. Protect the readers, consumers of books.
These are listed in order of importance. If there are no writers, then there is no content: no stories, no books, no movie rights, nothing. With no distribution network, even the most avid book readers will have no way of getting their hands on books. And with no readers, there’s no way to sustain your business. KEEP READING


I detest what the industry of words has become, riddled with greed. Trace

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