Publishing and Doom and Gloom, Oh the Horror!


How many times have you heard the publishing industry is doomed? How many times have you heard writers don’t make money…eh well…good money? It seems everywhere you turn, there is doom and gloom. Just look at this article.

What is a writer to do?!? First, I think we should all take a deep breath. How many times was the world supposed to end? I think we dodged a nuclear war or two, the Y2K robot invasion, a rapture (which may or may not have been averted by the Macho Man Randy Savage. If you don’t get that one, just check out this short video-, and of course the 2012 doomsday. While I eagerly await the 112th pope doom prophesy (, I think we can rest assured that the earth is not coming to an end anytime soon. The same with the publishing industry. Don’t believe me? Ok, take a look at this.

Ah! So writers do make money! And, while 50 Shades of Gray is a travesty and I loathe every inch of the thing (bad writing and plots, much like Twilight, does that to me), it does prove that books can sell and the publishing industry is doing just fine. I know you are wondering about self publishing versus traditional. I won’t get into that at this time (hint, I still like the traditional publishing method). But for right now, we can relax knowing the publishing industry will survive…at least until that pope prophesy comes true…



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2 responses to “Publishing and Doom and Gloom, Oh the Horror!

  1. Too funny. As long as we can laugh, we will somehow get by, no matter what comes true – or not.

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