Die, publisher. Die!

Publishers aren’t content to ride gently into the sunset. No, they’re trying to piss off everyone at once and prove how irrelevant they are.

On a recent TWIT, Jerry Pournelle said that if he does another book it will not be with a publisher.

Publishing is dead. All that’s left is the stink.

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4 Responses to Die, publisher. Die!

  1. My publisher is an imprint of Simon and Schuster, and they’ve been “in negotations” with Amazon for a Kindle version of my book for close to two years.

    Next book, I’m holding out to retain digital book right and film/TV rights.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    Got lines up here on Clevenet also, which Breda’s Library System is a part of. But here’s another Pisser. Tried to transfer some Pratchett’s DiscWorld from my Kindle to the Wife’s new Fire. Got a Warning that the Publisher said I couldn’t give the Book that I bought and is my Property away, and she needs to buy her OWN Copy. But If I bought the Dead Tree Version, and handed it to her, they can’t say squat.

    Remember a decade or so ago where these Media Conglomerate’s said we couldn’t Copy Videos which we bought or got off the Airwaves and give them away? Didn’t a Law get passed telling them that they were full of Shit and to Cease and Desist?

    Screw those Bastards!

  3. Old NFO says:

    Yep, they are on their last legs because they won’t cooperate, and good riddance!

  4. LittleRed1 says:

    I work with a dead-tree non-fiction publisher and things seem to be going well. That said, academic-type book publishing is a whole separate world from popular fiction. Possibly a separate galaxy – sort of the Larger Magellanic Cloud of publishing.

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