Archive for July, 2009

On why the market is letting us down

In today’s LA Times, author Dani Shapiro laments the failure of the midlist. The emphasis is on publishing, not on creating. On being a writer, not on writing itself. The publishing industry — always the nerdy distant cousin of the rest of media — has the same blockbuster-or-bust mentality of television networks and movie studios. There now exist only two…

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