A Disaster for Readers
Today I wanted to share with you what I found Below: I give all Credit to this author.
To the Editor:
Re “Amazon Signing Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal” (front page, Oct. 17):
Books and other written works enable us to think and rethink. In the traditional publishing world, an editor works intimately with a writer to sharpen the writing, to mold works that provoke and challenge readers.
In the new publishing model, the writer works more or less on her own. Editorial suggestions and changes tend to be superficial, if they exist at all.
New York, Oct. 17, 2011
What I think is going on is that Amazon is trying to say that the eBook world of publishing which is new vs. the old ways of publishing are in a real competition. Although I believe that I will always want to read the hard copies. Let’s just say we have a world of older generations that do not own a computer, what do they do? They want the real copy of a book. And what about those with a disability that cannot get to a computer or the new world ways of communicating? They will want the hard copies of the books. I do see so many errors today and to me, that brings about the traditional values of the old ways of doing things. That is with a publisher, editor or someone to pay to help writers.
For example like Christmas traditions, they are still around are they not? We have to remember that the media says things to “get others to respond.” I do respond by saying that the new world ways will not always be successful and it is a new fad and what was once gone away comes back.
New World Publishing doing it yourself or
Old World Publishing with the traditional values?