I just saw a raffle for a giveaway. Sterling silver necklace that looks to be about 4 engraved pages of the book being given away. Value--supposedly $200.
First writers were forced to chase publishers. Then the business changed and there were too many writers for publishers to deal with so agents were basically invented. Writers chased agents. Now the business has changed. Two years ago it was great. Readers needed writers. Today there are so many books and so many writers, readers are at a premium and writers are chasing them waving gift cards and bracelets.
Wow. This is wrong on so many levels, I can hardly sort through it. But we don't deal with life how it should be we deal with it how it is.