Evo nekoliko izvadaka ne bi li vam sline potekle:
“If there was anything the human race had a sufficiency of, a sufficiency and a surfeit, it was books,” the New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell wrote in 1964. He reflected on “the cataracts of books, the Niagaras of books, the rushing rivers of books, the oceans of books, the tons and truckloads and trainloads of books that were pouring off the presses of the world at that moment,” regretting that so few would be “worth picking up and looking at, let alone reading.”Objavljivanje knjige 3 minute? Ou jea! Daj mi objavi 6 komada za dvajs minuta! Za van. Ne mora u papir.
Since then, the pace of production has picked up quite a bit, although it is debatable whether Mr. Mitchell, who died in 1996, would be any more impressed by the quality. There has been a boom in what used to be called vanity publishers, which can efficiently produce physical copies that look just as good as anything from the traditional New York houses. But an even bigger factor is the explosion in electronic publishing. It used to take the same time to produce a book that it does to produce a baby. Now it takes about as long as boiling an egg.
Amazon and other e-commerce sites have policies against paying for reviews. But Mr. Rutherford did not spend much time worrying about that. “I was just a pure capitalist,” he said. Amazon declined to comment.Šta ti je kapitalizam? The Spice must flow.
Mr. Rutherford tried to start another service, Authors Reviewing Authors — a scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours approach. Authors preferred receiving over giving, however, and that venture failed.Ma nevjerojatno! Je l' to ispade da pisci misle samo na svoje dupe? Nije to tako! Naši pisci su društveno angažirani. Pomažu u zajednicu. Žrtvuju se za druge, a naročito za svoje manje sretne kolege pisce. Daju u škrabicu prosjacima. Vole... (ne kao imenica, nego kao glagol)
Sva sreća da ne živimo u Americi! Kod nas je puno bolje.
Samo da nas ovaj zli kapitalizam ulaskom u EU ne iskvari...