Unless you’ve just woken from a 36 month coma, you know that publishing is going through radical changes. Human nature being what it is, we don’t seem to be able to experience change without conflict and I have to confess that I’m sooo… tired of the ongoing battle. You know, the whole Big 6 versus Amazon, traditional versus indie, paper versus electronic, and so on… It’s draining and has gotten much too nasty for my taste. Do we have to be so freakin’ judgemental about it? Really? I’ve never enjoyed combat, I hate rudeness, and at present, both are in plentiful supply in the world of publishing. Can’t everyone just behave themselves?
Now that I’ve had my little outburst, I’ll get back to the original question. Was the judgement appropriate? In my mind, yes, but I’m not an attorney. I’ve based my opinion on what seems fair (not necessarily the best tool for deciding if something follows the letter of the law) rather than how the laws are written.
What do you think?