May 16Liked by Leah McLaren

Well, what are ya gonna do? You work for a business; the business has to comply with whatever laws the bastards cook up or that the purchasing departments of the institutions you serve won't buy your books because...because. Or, you withdraw from the market as a protest with the absolute certainty that your protest will have no impact whatever, and that your bit of market share will be instantly grabbed by another publisher. The grief and sadness you feel for this impotence merges with that which you feel for so many other things that you witness in the crumble of the times.

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