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  • Dec 2nd, 2009 @ 1:37pm

    Not ranting, some truth in there ...

    Yes, it's a new digital age, and authors have to figure out how to make it work for them .. it's true. At the same time, the idea that Sherman Alexie should learn from slam poets or rock bands is ridiculous ... the man should be able to make a living writing, not performing, and when people steal his books, it impacts that ability.

    I love that folks are suggesting that he should become an oral storyteller because he's native american ... should all authors have to become performers now to get paid - ridiculous.

    Not surprising to find folks on this forum in opposition to anyone wanting to charge for content ... but get a grip, people need be able to get paid, make a living, or those people won't do that job anymore ... and we lose.