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Agents, Karma, and The Dance of Death

Ever wonder about the machinations behind the world of publishing?  In his work, The Book Business, Jason Epstein likens the relationship between publishers and booksellers as a “dance of death” where “neither partner can escape the other’s embrace.”  But don’t think that booksellers and publishers are having all of the fun. This piece  from The Coachella Review gives an inside peek at the dynamics between authors and agents from the perspective of author Steve Almond. Cue the music…

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