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Dylan Williams On My Inappropriate Interpretation Of His Robot 6 Interview And My Agenda
posted March 24, 2009

"Chris Mautner interviews Dylan Williams about Sparkplug, focusing a bit on the Diamond minimums. Williams admits that even his best-selling books won't make the minimum sales points and then just kind of shrugs and vows to keep on going about his business."

This is a most inappropriate interpretation of my interview. But it does show how everyone re-contextualizes information to prove their agenda.

Tom Spurgeon Responds: I stand by my take -- I can point out the exact sentences if you like -- and said what I said out of admiration. You're welcome to think otherwise. I like a lot of your books, wish they sold more, admire your commitment to them, respect how well you treat your artists, and frequently post about them -- I gave some pub to Austin's work (that you at least carry if not publish) today. That's my Sparkplug agenda. If you'd ever like to provide actual sales figures instead of your usual vague assertions that everything is better than ever, even if it's just to point out that they're not important to you, I'll give you as much space as you want on the site to say so. Until then, you're going to leave yourself open to interpretation.