I'd like this post to be an open thread, where anonymous comments are more than welcome...they are encouraged. In fact, please think twice about leaving your identity this time.
It's going to be something I'll leave up for a long time, and I'm not going to comment at all on the thread. Let me repeat: I am going to remain objective...on the outside looking in. This isn't about me, it's about what readers and authors think.
What I'd like to see are comments about all publishers in general, large or small; digital first or "traditional." What you love about them. What bothers you about them. I'd like to know what you think of them...or if you even bother to notice who is publishing a book or an author. You can rant. You can praise. It's an open comment thread for all.
Please do not use this thread to trash other authors or any specific books. Please do not trash editors or literary agents or book reviewers either. That's not what it's about and I will not publish any comments that are abusive toward authors or specific books, or that single any one person out.
This is strictly about publishers and how readers/authors feel about them.