Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Hey Wait ... Don't These Words Sound Familiar?

Stumbled over this article in my feed: Wait, Could Editors Be the Saviors of Book Publishing? (A Self-Interested View) Posted by Jane from the Writer's Digest Blog

I almost fell out of my chair when I read this:

Editors ought to start taking the advice they give authors: build a platform, gain visibility, and look at the long-term trajectory of your career outside a specific publisher.

And isn't this the Indie Mantra to begin with?

Editors who depend on the publisher to provide the credibility and authority for what they do feels like a model that must change—and fortunately it can change, if authors value them.

And in the end...

I hope to see a movement—a revolution!—of editors who are willing to stand up and be known for something, who create communities of their own, maybe even form their own independent publishing operations.

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