- In the wake of Brexit, Publisher’s Weekly has early thoughts on the implications for book publishing. It ain’t pretty.
- And Publisher’s Lunch has a more fine-grained analysis
behind their paywall, if you’re a member. They specifically note that
“the issue of English-language rights for continental Europe will once
again become contentious.” In other words, with the UK out of the EU, US
publishers may try to seize this opportunity to distribute US editions
of their books throughout Europe, rather than leaving European sales
territory exclusive to the UK.
- At the Atlantic, Emily Anderson discusses the emotional restraint of the Little House books. Remember when Ma scolded Laura for slamming the door because that was “wooden swearing?”
Instead of following Oprah or Sheryl Sandberg, I have—for better and worse—heeded the stoic wisdom of Wilder, who writes in Little Town on the Prairie that
“grown-up people must never let feelings be shown by voice or manner.”
In other words: I’m passive-aggressive, I secretly pursue my own agenda,
and—the greatest of self-care sins—I hide my feelings.