Friday, July 22, 2011

RIP Borders

Currently reading - Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

Today begins Borders' Going-Out-Of-Business Sale.

The reader in me says, "Yahoo! Books on sale!"

The writer in me says, "Well, shit.  There goes more shelf space into the ether for all of us."

The former BGI employee in me knew this day was coming seven years ago, just shakes her head sadly and keeps her fingers crossed that the employees can find something else soon in this freaking' economy.

There're others who've analyzed the Borders'demise to death.

I can add very little, except to honestly say, "They're all right and all wrong at the same time."  Everybody in this publishing business has started turning on each other.  It's been ugly.  It'll get uglier.  Few will come out unscathed.

All we can hope for is to survive the blood bath and become better writers, and business people, in the new world order.

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