Beyond all that was memorable, she always used to say "Be a big picture person."
I suppose it's hard to say look at all the great opportunities in publishing, when in your own little legacy publishing world, it's crumbling, collapsing and falling apart underneath your desk. Good people are going to suffer. Tina Brown and Ariana Huffington are not going to suffer. Diane "It's Not Raunchy Enough" Reverand is not going to suffer.
What brought this on? I read an article by some guy saying not only publishing is dying, books are dying, too.
How stupid is Jeff Bezos for bothering with the Kindle Fire when books are dying? Books are dying because people want free content. Well, I want free content too. And maybe it can be free.
If people won't pay for books some other way to pay authors will be created. I don't object to advertising in my books. I don't object to someone paying me to write.
Big publishing? What does that have to do with me? In the big picture, the world is open to me.
(Photoshopped by me, of course)
|By Zombie at yesterday's Occupy SF protest|