Dear People Of Tumblr: Please learn to reblog text posts in full instead of letting Tumblr truncate them and turning the post into a link back to the original. One, I don’t want to click links to read the full post. Two: when the original post goes away, as it sometimes does, it means no one can figure out what the fuck the post is even about. So please, for all our sakes, learn this skill.
I mean… seriously? The publishing industry is undergoing seismic changes, changes that affect every single author in (and out of) the genre. E-book pricing and royalty rates, the antitrust lawsuit, DRM, the rise of indie publishing, Amazon’s slow-burning bid for a monopoly, dwindling brick-and-mortar stores, the commodification of fan fiction, promotion in the age of social networking, the Google Books lawsuit, the consolidation of the Big Six into the Big Five, etc. There’s a lot to talk about! And yet when it comes to SFWA, it seems all the oxygen in the room was—and still is—being sucked up by a discussion that has no business taking place in this day and age.