So Random House and Penguin have announced that they’re merging. As someone who was laid off TWICE (from two different jobs) from a book publisher in the throes of acquisitions and mergers, I feel sad. Not mad, exactly…I mean, if they need to merge in order to stay afloat, I’d rather have them merge than disappear. But, Christ, if these two are merging, what does that say about the future of publishing? They are two of the biggest publishers out there! Sigh.
In other news, I hope everyone in Sandy’s path stays safe…I do wonder if it’s all hype in my area, or if we really will get slammed. I have my candles and flashlight ready. Godspeed, everyone!