Small publishers are always opening gateways

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“Publishing Rule Number One is that it’s hard to keep small literary publishers solvent unless you have the equivalent of gardening books to support them, because even if by some fluke one of your authors does well, he or she will soon be courted by a larger publisher with more funds to offer. Small publishers are always opening gateways they can never walk through themselves.” (pp.16-17)

but… “a country needs to hear its own voices, if it is to become or to remain an aware society and a functioning democracy.” (p.24)

Ref: Margaret Atwood Survival: a thematic guide to Canadian Literature

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