Friday News: Harlequin Revenues Down; YA revenues up; Mike Shatzkin frustrated by rest of us failing to recognize publishing’s uniqueness
Watch the Stunt Double for Roger Moore almost get eaten alive by crocodiles!
But I’m afraid my major takeaway was, once again, that the legal experts applying their antitrust theories to the industry don’t understand what they’re monkeying with or what the consequences will be of what they see as their progressive thinking. Steamrollering those luddite denizens of legacy publishing, who just provoke eye-rolling disdain by suggesting there is anything “special” about the ecosystem they’re part of and are trying to preserve, is just part of a clear-eyed understanding of the transitions caused by technology.
As always, Shatzkin’s insider look at how trad publishing thinks is insightful.