This unpleasant post: Precious Cargo: Why Print On Demand Technology Won’t Transform Publishing is a cowardly and inaccurate rant about a post I wrote a while back on Petrona, in the process misrepresenting what I wrote, and ascribing opinions to me that I do not have.
I was alerted to this post by Dave Lull, the man who wrote it did not do me the courtesy of letting me know he was writing it or had written it. I have written a comment on his blog, but as he has "comment moderation" switched on, this comment may not actually appear, and I have not saved it.
Dave discovered this situation by reading a posting by Michael Blowhard on "Get Rich Writing". Mary Scriver, in a comment on Michael Blowhard’s posting, supports my position: "Winkler’s critique of Maxine is not valid because POD is only part of the revolution." Thank you, Mary.
My post, incidentally, was not hot air but was about a POD programme at Random House, which the publisher is expanding, as reported in Publishers’ Weekly, among other points about the supply chain not mentioned by "Precious Cargo". There are inaccuracies as well as omissions in the Precious Cargo posting, some of which I specified in my comment to the post, if he is not too cowardly to publish it.