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    Susan from 29, RiveroftheWest

    how you feel about it, but I'm glad Apple lost.

    As you know, I worked in publishing for twelve years, and I've run many Profit & Loss projections.

    The profits are usually tiny (except for major best-sellers) and the losses are often huge (for all midlist books, plus the ones you THINK will hit the best-seller list...and end up on the remainder table).

    Whatever is good for the publisher is ultimately good for the reader: as long as the publisher is healthy, they can print the midlist stuff that brings us joy (and maybe, just maybe, if they're lucky, breaks even for them).

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 03:10:21 PM PDT

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