As the old saying goes, you can tell it’s old news when USA Today gets around to writing about it. Well that isn’t a saying, but the sentiment retains validity.
Today, our nation’s preeminent chain-hotel chronicle’s Deirdre Donahue wrote the puff piece about e-authors vs. those big, bad, mean publishing houses you probably haven’t been waiting all year for. It followed the same formula that most articles of this type have: authors facing rejection letters from literary agents and publishing houses (the old guard!) turn to self-publishing and experience runaway success, proceed to spit in the eye of those who couldn’t see the value in this oft-rejected manuscript, make comments about the Big Six being akin to the Titanic, etc.
This article is particularly infuriating. Continue reading