This is a response to an article by an anonymous blogger who claimed to be a professional in a traditional publishing house. I don’t recommend the original article, but I do recommend this well-thought out response from indie author Misha Burnett.
Now, I won’t address the obscenity, profanity, and random personal attacks liberally sprinkled through this post. Seventh grade was a lot of years ago for me, and that stuff stopped either shocking or amusing me years ago.
Looking at the forty percent or so of the post that actually says something, he has written a rather passionate defense of traditional publishing. Passionate, yes, reasonable, not so much.
Basically, he has one good point to make. Books require editing. That happens to be quite true. It is true for Indie authors and it is true for traditionally published authors. Quite frankly, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t agree with that. So I’ll just admit the obvious and agree with him.
Books require editing.
However, from that fact he…
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