posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 09:40 AM
Why is writing a book--and some publishing company finding the manuscript valid enough to invest resources in it and to actually publish
it--considered a conspiratorial act here?
I just ran across someone's signature here saying basically, "Don't believe anyone who's selling a book," and was really floored by it. And it
pops up over and over again as a valid reason to debunk anyone who brings out info in book form.
Are all our libraries then suspect?
I think most people have no idea of the amount of time and trouble it takes to write a book and see it through the editorial and production process,
and then to help with the publicity.
I began my career in publishing, in editorial, and have also published several books on history, and I am constantly amazed that people see publishing
as some sort of dirty business--an evil-tinged, capitalistic/disinfo, money-grubbing process that authors go through only to delude and milk/bilk the
For any but about 200 authors a year, you can make more money for your time flipping burgers at MacDonalds.