Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Newsflash: Indies to Save Literature!

Thanks to Kerry for pointing me to this. My line of late has been that independents are at the level of the cockroach, but this is a much more positive take.

From today's Guardian:

Could literary culture really be breathing its last? Should readers and writers be running for cover? Of course not. But what, then, will save literature from economic disaster? Simple: independent publishing. Yes, independents – the ones who struggle to sell enough books to make payroll – will ensure that engaging, challenging books continue to be produced and consumed. It's they who'll safeguard literature through the dark economic days ahead.

For the whole article go here.

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