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Critical Mass and the Slush Pile from Hell

In a recent article on, Laura Miller expresses a sincere anxiety felt by everyone involved in publishing today. The fear is that unlimited digital freedom will lead to saturation. The overwhelming surge of independent publishing could drown the market in abundance, and – I’ll risk sounding condescending here- mediocrity. Another risk, of course, is that I am merely contributing to the din by posting my opinion on it at all. But the game is up- the din is here. The question is what to do with it.

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