Confessions of a Semi-Successful Author. Today, on Salon [subscription or ad-viewing required], the travails of the mid-list author in contemporary publishing: If you don’t want to hear about the noir underside of publishing — if you’re a writer longing for a literary career, or a reader who’s happier not knowing that producing and marketing a… [Planned Obsolescence]
it's not about art, it's not about literature, it's not about the author (other than as symbol of revenue) or the readers (other than as revenue streams)…. publishing is about money. plain and simple.