Jeff Vandermeer and the Dreaming Well

The problem right now really isn’t the “tyranny” of big NYC commercial publishers or an Amazon monopoly. The problem is the virus of mediocre and received ideas coursing through the collective brains of the book world, infecting too many of its writers, commentators, reviewers. It’s a kind of fundamentalism at its heart, and we want to believe in it because it’s easy to do so. Then we don’t have to think for ourselves and we can also worship at the altar of a God of E-Plenty.

http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2012/08/06/dreaming-well-does-the-future-of-publishing-need-more-imagination/

 

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