I am disappoint.
I am disappoint.
One telling quote from the study: "When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."
TL;DR: Unless you have lots of money, Congress doesn't care about you.
Generally, "hot" authors are given a lot of leeway.
Rice is no longer "hot".
She should self publish if it's that much of a problem.
Publishing companies don't owe any author their services, and can select works based on whatever criteria they want.
When I was kid, I tried to get signed to record company. I didn't. I wasn't able to blame it on political correctness. I, instead, had to decide how much I wanted my work to be heard, whether I wanted to foot the bill myself, and get my work out independently.
It was so much more costly, and more difficult back then, and I had so many expenses that it simply wasn't a realistic thing for me.
Now, almost anyone who has a computer can produce any kind of art they want, be that music, literature, games, film, or 2D visuals, and find a low, or no cost outlet for that work. They only need the drive to produce.
I have almost no sympathy for someone who's at the level of Anne Rice. I mean, one of my coworkers has published 3 books all on his own, done three runs of thousands of books, just because he wanted to, and he's not a rich man, nor is he well known, nor are any retail outlets eager to stock his work.
I bet he wishes he had her problems, in this regard.
- The Broken DrumApe Wrangeller, present
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