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June 27, 2018

Go, Read: UK Prose Industry Engaging With Reality Of Systemic Screws Being Slowly Tightened


This is one of those stories where every other sentence is with a half-day's discussion, but it seems pretty clear that authors are doing worse even as the systems that support them suffer less, that we don't question the effect of making everyone free agents out to find their way has on most of those individuals, that we don't question the basic utility of these contracts as long as there's an arguable path to success for a few of the folks that sign them.

I don't want to live in a comics world where having the big prose-book players involved means that people already economically advantaged have that much more of a dominant voice. Just because it's a better deal does n't mean it's a good one.
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