Saturday, November 8, 2008

Save the Publishers!

The book industry, like many others, is suffering from the economic downturn. Moonrat, the anonymous editor who gives authors wonderful advice at her website Editorial Ass, discusses the difficulties particular to publishing in this important post. Among other things, the situation is resulting in a reluctance on the part of publishers to take on previously unpublished authors. Moonrat explains what lovers of books can do to counteract these dangerous trends. Please be sure to read her post before you begin your holiday gift shopping!


Catherine Delors said...

Thanks, Julianne! Even before I read this I was at the bookstore this afternoon and thinking of buying my Mom a beautiful art book for Christmas (gorgeous ones coming out.) Now it will be books as well for the rest of the family, even the teenage boys!

Michelle Moran said...

I'm on my way to the bookstore right now ;]