By Edward Nawotka
Today’s lead story looks at the state of independent publishing in the Netherlands. One of the conclusions of the article is that, at least where Dutch publishing is concerned, bigger isn’t necessarily better.
The changes at the conglomerates — perhaps most significantly, the general reduction of sales teams — have started leveling the playing field the big dogs had over the underdogs. Aside from the obvious — deeper pockets and larger staffs — do the conglomerates offer any real world advantages over publishing with an indie? Is it potential for foreign sales? Better distribution? More review coverage?
Let us know what you think in the comments.