"’It’s the way this business has run since 1640,’ he says. That is when 1,700 copies of the Bay Psalm Book were published in the colonies. ‘It was a gamble, and they guessed right because it sold out of the print run. And ever since then, it has been a crap shoot.’"
“People think publishing is a business, but it’s a casino.”
Those of you serious about writing, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read this article in the New York Times about publishing. Then come back and share your thoughts.