Go Read This | Random, loosely connected, thoughts on the future | Studio Tendra

A pretty negative (though not entirely inaccurate) take on the future of publishing:

There’s a good chance that, as now, the future publishing industry will have a sharp divide between writers who make a living from writing or illustrating and the rest who earn very little, but with one big difference: you—every other profession in the publishing industry—will be unemployed and earning nothing. Corporations and publishing organisations will be fine. They just won’t be staffed with editors, proofreaders, designers, or illustrators. It’ll be a world of management and creative serfs, with the occasional serf rewarded with elevation, keeping the rest eager and pliant.

via Random, loosely connected, thoughts on the future | Studio Tendra.

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