- Perhaps they are worried about my turning 70. It might be wise not to overwork me.
- Perhaps no one reads my books anymore and they are easing me out the door!
- Looks like I am back to being a one book a year kind of guy.
So I posted a comment at Terry's site, not sure if it will be approved. Let me know if you approve of it, though. ;)
Traditional publishing’s ridiculous commitment to an outdated paradigm that a book release is an “event” is simply wrong for the writer and the consumer. Wrong for the writer since you can obviously write more than just one book a year and wrong for the consumer since we fans will buy and read a book when we want to. This move by Del Rey is a product of old-style thinking, one that says novels are like perishable goods – a month on the shelf and they get stale, so move ‘em out. Hello. New world out here, Del Rey. Terry, you have enough clout and a big enough fan base to skip the middleman. Self-publish.
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Keep it clean and positive. (And sorry about the word verification, but the spmb*ts are out in full force!)