Notes from a midlist author

The confessions of a semi-successful author. The article is a few years old, but I can’t imagine the conditions have become much better.

If you don’t want to hear about the noir underside of publishing — if you’re a writer longing for a literary career, or a reader who’s happier not knowing that producing and marketing a book these days involves about as much moral purity as producing and marketing a pair of Nikes — I suggest you stop reading now.