henry copeland: With self-published book avalanche arumble, reviewers at WaPo are terrified, sez @RonCharles pllqt.it/8Bok5H
Without filtering by agents, publishers and stores, book ecosystem is bustedAt The Post, we’re getting about 150 books a day. A day. And these are books that had to find an agent. And then a publisher. And then were professionally edited. And now are being professionally marketed by people with money on the line. Many of these books, of course, are bad, but many — far more than we can review — are interesting, engaging, informative, moving, timely and/or newsworthy for various reasons. All the winnowing and editing work that went on before a galley ever arrives at our door make this job possible. The idea of dumping several hundred thousand additional books on our small staff every year is terrifying.