A few days ago a woman posted a diatribe ranting about agents, editors, the publishing industry and how unfit any writer is aside from literary writers and especially her.
I took umbrage with the entire rant, but I might have to recant. It was brought to my attention that one literary author was passed over in a competition because the other author’s work on farming was more “useful.”
There are examples of, “money-making booksellers, exploited and impoverished authors, celebrity book launches and career-making prizes.”
I’m ashamed to say there is proof our modern system doesn’t work.
One author admits the booksellers are the rich pimps of publishing while the authors and even the books are the hard-working, but humiliated prostitutes.
So, yes, there is proof that authors are not respected or given their just due.