Spent all day at BEA,
then went to a party hosted by Cash Money Records at the Chelsea Art Museum. All in a day’s work, I guess.
“This is not a publishing industry worth fighting for, not least because it isn’t the publishing industry as we have been taught to think of it—a high-minded cultural enterprise facilitating the flow of books from writers to readers—but because the woeful state of publishing today is the industry’s fault—and when I say “industry” I include, most especially, writers, because it is we who have allowed publishing companies and retailers to dictate the terms by which we turn our words into books and deliver our books to readers. And those terms, to put it as bluntly as possible, are fucked.” —the daily beast: dale peck criticizes publishing industry, says writers must stand up. full article text here. (via paperbackgirl)