Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Publishing in the 21st Century

Agent Richard Curtis has an excellent post on his blog today about Random House and their new rules on e-book royalties.

Seems like Random House is stirring up all kinds of emotion about this issue. Agent Kristin Nelson also addresses the issue on her blog Pub Rants.

I won't begin to try and understand all the subtleties of this, but it seems to me that Publishers are trying to squeeze out every nickel and dime from authors these days all the while expecting them to do more and more marketing, social networking, blogging, promoting and the like. When exactly do authors have time to write?

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