Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Domino Effect

So, in case you've been living on Mars recently and not paying attention, the economy is in the toilet.

Book industry is getting some eau de fecal, too -- genre lines going away, publishers "stepping down,"and editors being fired hither and yon. My daughter's editor was let go, and he's not the only one.

There are always businesses who take such happenings as a chance to clean house, and surely some of that is going on in the publishing biz, too, but they are calling it Black Wednesday.

The steamboat book Reaves and I did is out there, and has gotten some offers, but they are lower than they'd have been even five or six months ago. Lower offers are better than no offers, of course, but still -- it's going to affect us all, folks, even people who keep their jobs, and like they say, it's gonna get worse before it gets better.

Hang on ...

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