Can We Stop Short of Overstatement?

Image: iStockphoto - Alp Traum
Image: iStockphoto – Alp Traum

By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

Ether for Authors: Can We Stop Short of Overstatement?


[su_dropcap]D[/su_dropcap]espite how this is interpreted in some circles, it does not add up to publishing “spiraling down the drain.”

I know how Mike Shatzkin felt.

Mike Shatzkin

They can take one or another comment and proceed to drive the car right on over the cliff chanting it.

In the entertainingly headlined “No, Mike Shatzkin did NOT say that publishing is spiraling down the drain,” you see the titular Shatzkin at some pains to try to refute Paul St John Mackintosh’s piece at Teleread, “Mike Shatzkin shows publishing spiraling down the drain.”

Not that St John Mackintosh was alone in looking hard at the item that made the slope look slippery.

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