Clear Cutting the Authors

Posted On Jul 31 2014 by

I read a book called The Hunt way back when I was a teenager. In it, the author interviews a Northern Michigan hunter who was old enough to remember the earlier part of the 20th century. The man had driven out to his favorite deer hunting woods, only to find it had been deforested. He got out of his car, walked out into the raped landscape, sat on a stump, and just cried. What does this have to do with writing and authors? What I see going on within the publishing industry is similar to the early methods of logging …