I was going to write a post about this photo that I saw while reading Nathan Bransford’s blog. It was going to be about how in the world you could possibly have a panel about the future of YA without including a single YA author of the male variety. Maybe I’ll write that post one day. Or maybe I’ll just shake my head and move on because I’m tired of talking about it.
But then I read this post by Courtney Milan about the role of agents, about how some are turning to publishing and how it’s creating a huge conflict of interest. You should go read it.
I think next week I’m going to put together my views on publishing and agents and the where I see myself and others like me in this new world. I know a lot of people are certain that self-publishing is going to kill traditional publishing, but the same people thought YouTube was going to kill traditional TV. Hint: it hasn’t. Traditional TV is doing a good enough job of killing itself (Did you SEE that proposed Wonder Woman reboot?).
I left my agent back in June and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how to proceed. So yeah, check back Monday and I’ll post something intelligible about all this. Until then, have a great weekend.