Literary agent shuts down librarian because librarians aren’t allowed to have opinions and should be grateful for what the publishing machine gives them:

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Yes, it is sad I have this attitude. But just what do you think caused me to have it? Having libraries screwed over time and time again by publishers.

…And then there was this last passive aggressive tweet:

How can you tell a librarian she’s not reading enough? Of course I’m reading enough. Which is why I’m angry at the same old diversity problems. The same old ebook pricing problems. The same old rehashed plot ideas problems. I could go on.

It’s not that there aren’t good books being published.  Of course there are and I’ve found many. It’s just that the vast majority of what the Big 5 publishers churn out is really disappointing. So disappointing, in fact, that it takes James Patterson giving money back to the places that sell his books (SO HE CAN MAKE MORE MONEY IN AN ENDLESS CYCLE) for the system to function. What the “publishing industry” produces is not enough to keep even an indie book store afloat sometimes.

It’s time to break the James Patterson cycle.

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