I read this interesting post yesterday, by Nathan Bransford, a literary agent from San Francisco, regarding his views of the future of publishing: The Rejection Letter of the Future Will Be Silence (And Why This is a Good Thing)
This was my response, which I posted as a blog comment:
Nathan—I found this blog post heartening. It is very important to delineate between those who write and market books as a business concern, and those who write primary as a means of self-expression and connection with others. As a writer, and yes, a cancer survivor with a story to tell, I would be perfectly satisfied if I ever published a book that sold thousands, hundreds, heck—even tens of copies. Success is in the eyes of the beholder. What might be a piddling number of sales for a large, profit-driven publishing house, sure doesn’t sound like silence to me!
What do you think?