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Topic: Are publishers a thing of the past? If it's up to Amazon, they will be...
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 14:22

This was being discussed (elsewhere) and we had quite the debate going :)

An author there shopped their "book" around to dozens of publishers only to be turned down. In her words, "The novel is a thing of the past" mainly due to the fact that most of what is being published is either by established writers or newbies that are paid to play, so to speak. They are willing to write for a wide audience and do it well enough to sell books for the publisher.

Borders booksellers went under too. The generation of waste and excess is coming to a close, only the strongest companies will stay afloat and the weaker ones in a best case scenario will be bought or at worst, become nothing but a name that used to be synonymous with profitability.

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As the last grains of sand dwindle from the 2014 hourglass,
we ready ourselves to mark the end of another year.
Turning it over, the hourglass will once more be full, starting another year.
As we welcome in 2015 may you be blessed with peace,
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As we usher out the old and welcome in the new.
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May your mind be filled with inspiration and your heart be filled with love.
Thank You for a wonderful 2013.
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A ray of light for those twenty Angels...
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