In Response to "Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year."

In Response to "Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year."

This article has been turning up in all of my online writers' groups lately. 

Basically the premise is that the model of high productivity being revived by indie authors leads to sacrificing quality for quantity. 

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Are The Big Publishers Doing Their Jobs?

Are The Big Publishers Doing Their Jobs?

What is the role of the publishing company?  At its most basic, the job of publishing is to provide the public with content that the public wants to read, and earn a profit as a reward for a job well done.  At first blush, it seems that large publishing companies are continuing to fulfill that role; books are still being made available to the market, and publishing companies are still earning profits.  After all, if they were failing in their role, the market would provide a correction in terms of eliminating profits, right?

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