Defining THE LITERARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX:
“In essence, ‘barbarians’ with MBAs pierced the sacred veil, breached the protected gates, and are now in the boardrooms controlling what we read and think.” - Albert N. Greco, The Book Publishing Industry, Second Edition, 2005.
(Just a glimpse into the research I’m doing these days. Love the phrase.)
p.s. — A couple of new online story mags doing cool stuff: Dragnet, where you get a beautiful touch of the handmade along with your digital reading, and Found Press - where you can download stories one by one for your ereader, or buy the whole issue at once. (I recommend Obscure Objects by Caroline Adderson.)
p.p.s. — it happens to be Year of the Short Story this year. Click here to read the YOSS Manifesto.