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I'm an English teacher by day and an aspiring-to-be-published writer by night. I write Young Adult fiction, mostly in the fantasy and science fiction genres. I am currently looking for representation to get my work published. I have finished a manuscript for a young adult high concept fantasy novel. If you're in the literary field and you're interested in reading a sample of my work, please contact me.

Publishing Is Rotten To The Core

Interesting piece about the dark side of major publishing houses…

David Gaughran

"Rotten apple" by Kulmalukko. CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons “Rotten apple” by Kulmalukko. CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

There is something seriously askew with the supposed values of the publishing business.

The most egregious behavior continually gets overlooked, ignored, and swept under the carpet, in favor of pursuing pet targets.

As always, I’m conscious of whose agenda this serves and why writers allow themselves to be used as pawns in this game.

Exhibit A: Harlequin

Amazon is regularly slated for the way it manages its tax affairs. I have written extensively about this before, but, in short, Amazon is using extremely common methods for minimizing its tax bills that are used by every major tech company (and many other multinational corporations too).

You can argue these loopholes should be closed (and I would agree), but these actions are legal. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the major publishers, and the global media conglomerates which own them…

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