Death of publishing greatly exaggerated…
I recently helped a friend conceptualize and pitch a book project, without an agent or attorney in the loop.
The odds were against this particular project, mainly because of the very narrow subject matter. But a deal was offered yesterday, and I’m very happy for my friend.
Despite all of the gloom-and-doom in the publishing business, it will survive. Have you visited a Barnes and Noble lately? No recession in those four walls.