Jul 2, 2013 @ 12:18:00 am
A protestor walking towards Tahrir Square in Cairo
Random-Penguin, Penguin-House—whatever you want to call it, the merger of two of the world’s biggest publishers is officially complete. The company, headquartered in New York, now employs over 10,000 people and will publish roughly 15,000 books a year across 250 different imprints.
Is it still worth a writer’s time to publish in print journals when it’s so easy to post your work online? At HTMLGiant, novelst Shane Jones (Light Boxes) poses the question to “a literary agent at a reputable firm” (who preferred to remain anonymous) and concludes that, contrary to his initial suspicion, “publications do matter, according to this agent, who I respect and has published authors I respect.”
Actors and authors may be struggling to make a living wage, but a recent New York Times article notes that professional audiobook
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