The Publishing Industry

05 Dec

Those who know me and the fact that I’m both a blogger and work in a bookshop (and therefor, have a tenuous connection to the publishing industry) think that I’m damn lucky; I love reading, have a huge book collection, get discount when I buy, (used) to go to publisher’s evenings and got free books, people from all over the world (hopefully) now take my opinions into consideration when deciding what to read next, and the three major publishers here in South Africa send me books to review.

I’m straddling the border here, and there is one unfortunate thing: one side of my balancing act seems to be feeling the beginning of the economic rumblings…

Check out this and this; I’ve been following David Durham’s thoughts on the matter (these two posts), and have read the posts he linked to, and although I agree that we shoudn’t devolve into panic, we should follow Scalzi’s advice. 🙂

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Posted by on December 5, 2008 in Musings


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