Now it’s all about the money.
To hell with the story.
As he said, publishing companies are merging, big publishing companies are buying small companies, and small publishing companies are dying miserable deaths and going out of business.
The man behind the desk no longer cares about books. He cares about money.
He doesn’t read novels. He reads only the bottom line.
For most writers, the big advantage of traditional publishers over self-publishing has always been editors.
That advantage has gone, it seems. Publishers are cutting down on editors.
You might as well hire an editor and publish your book yourself.