Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to feature this interview with publishing critic Porter Anderson as part of the Winning Edits Expert Interview Series.
Anderson is a professional journalist, critic, producer, editor, writer and consultant.
His weekly column Writing on the Ether, which appears Thursdays at JaneFriedman.com, is acclaimed by publishing thought-leaders and authors alike for its keen insights into the publishing industry’s digital transformation.
Follow Anderson on Twitter: @Porter_Anderson
Matt Gartland: In your recent recap of the big Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest conferences, you wrote “there’s something wrong about the stance of writers in the publishing community right now.” You’re referencing the divide between the creative and business halves of the community. What do you suspect is the foremost cause of this rift, and how should both sides approach resolving it so that it does not persist?
Porter Anderson: Right, Matt. There are two major issues here.