We’re flagging these columns “Provocations in Publishing” because the industry! the industry! is one overwrought place these days. Have you noticed how many publishing people stage every disagreement as if it’s life and death? No Writer Unboxed reader would ever do this, of course. It’s the others we’re talking about.
There are a lot of provocations in publishing. Most of my writings deal with them. Some are serious. Some are less so. Any major business locked in the wrenching upheaval that publishing is undergoing will be wracked with challenging, divisive issues. We tend to confuse those issues with our emotional responses to them.
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