Friday, July 20, 2012
Welcome To The Seedy Underbelly Of Publishing: Paid Chick-Lit Reviews Site Silences Author
For decades, publishing consisted of two distinct landmasses separated by a deep, impassible chasm. On one side you had kids from Yale who became Associate Editors at the big six - the big houses - and then brought in their friends to write alternately blissful and horrible prose. Then, on the other side, you had everyone else. With the rise of the e-book market, however, a land bridge is growing between the two, built on copies of self-published techno-thrillers and religious self-help titles - and some great books are making it across.