Do you agree with book submission polices from large publishing companies(e.g. Penguin/Random House)
With growing changes with large companies either growing(selling off,buying/acquiring other companies),patterns in growth of companies and emphasis on more bottom line growth:products/services,rather than opening an channel by which new/unpublished authors can have works evaluated,accepted(rejected)for publication and provide outlets within companies for growth,value,improvement,quality and strength among current signed authors and any(if rarely seen)new or unpublished authors/writers.
I do think some publishing companies are starting to show their age. They've become less like a gateway and more like an exclusive club that bars entry. While I think there should always be submission options for unpublished writers, what they need now is a separate submission system for self published authors. Something that allows an established author to submit their collective work, and persona, to form an agreement with publishing houses. It would need to be under some restrictions as well, but right now people are getting disillusioned with publishers and agents, and it is driving real talent to the self publishing sphere. Agents and publishers are snatching people up from that sphere, but it's not enough. They need to find ways to work with it, not against it.
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