It seems authors everywhere are feeling the squeeze. Even the Authors Guild has gotten in on the fracas, as evidenced by their “Fair Contract Initiative,” which they’ve just launched at BEA.
Here’s a link to their first manifesto. It’s fascinating reading:
I’ve been observing and studying the publishing industry for a long time and I’ve watched first-hand some of the changes that have occurred in this business since I got into it. I’ve also thought for the longest time that the publishing industry is just a few years behind the music industry in the evolution and difficulties it’s encountered.
There’s a fascinating article on the Digital Music News website called The Music Industry Has 99 Problems. And They Are…
If you want to see where publishing is headed, check this article out at:
For all you aspiring writers out there, here’s a handy guide to literary and publishing terms by author Greg Levin. It’s not only hilarious, it’s largely dead-on in this day and age: