what’s a writer to do?

It’s been a pretty awful 18 months or so in book-making land.  Upheavals galore.

There’s all the stuff about the Google Settlement, which you don’t know whether to cheer or jeer.

And sweet hoppin’ horny toads, there’s been a decimation of the kidlit magazine-scape.

Every day, there’s fewer and fewer and fewer imprints.

iPhone books.

e-Books.

What does it all mean?

Publishers take less chances.  Fewer markets to sell to.  Less money for promotion.  Nobody knows how much to charge for e-Books.  Publishers aren’t sure if kids will still read books.  The lines between publisher, editor, agent and author continue to blur.

What should a writer do?

WRITE!

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About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

Posted on February 11, 2010, in writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yes ma’am. 😉

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