Teachout & Murrell on publishing: that’s just the way it is, baby

The formidable Terry Teachout is less than impressed with Stacy Sullivan’s publishing tales of woe. Teachout sets out a primer for young writers, and concludes:

Anyone who writes a serious book with the expectation of making a lot of money and/or becoming famous is a fool. If you can’t afford to write a book in your spare time for its own sake, you’re in the wrong business.

Editor Duncan Murrell also reponds less than enthusiastically to the article, offering me some “Reasons Not to Jump Off the Bridge.”


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