No unhappy endings

This weekend a friend told me that someone she knows was laid off a few months ago from an editor gig with a UK publisher. The job as I understand it focused on women’s writing and the significant market for it.

The laid-off editor told my friend that UK publishers increasingly direct their attentions to promoting books in the marketplace and are less and less interested in the quality of the writing they sell. The assessment is sweeping, I know, but this article about the sorry state of women’s lit in the UK lends credence to it.

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