Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Gatekeepers

If you read much about the current state of the publishing industry, you'll soon run across a defender of traditional publishing protesting that without agents and editors there will be no "gatekeepers."  No one to keep us from reading those awful self-published novels.  No one to stop the publication of poorly written books.  No one to halt the spread of poor grammar, misused metaphors and tautologies.  I'm so glad we have gatekeepers.

And then I see this headline:  "KATE MOSS ON HER NEW BOOK:  I DIDN'T ACTUALLY HAVE TO WRITE ANYTHING."

Great job, gatekeepers!  Thank you for ensuring that only the quality stuff gets published.

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