Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You can start panicking

From the NYTimes.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher of authors including Philip Roth, Jonathan Safran Foer, Günter Grass and J. R. R. Tolkien, has temporarily suspended acquisitions of new manuscripts, a company spokesman said Monday.
I'm scratching my head over this. Why would you go out of your way publicly to let the world know. Presumably telling Agence would be pretty easy to do. Also in the article is some squirming about marketability for works. Funny I thought that was the name of the game anyway.

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