Here's an interesting article by a small press publisher about the future of small presses and their importance to us writers.
The link is a distillation of an essay written by Eric Obenauf in the Brooklyn Rail. Eric is head of indie publisher Two-Dollar Radio.
It does raise the interesting question of how much publishing reflects American business in general. In these days of few dollars, small presses are lean and wiley enought to survive. But what about the big houses? Isn't this the same phenom that's overtaking the auto industry, real estate, and the rest of corporate centric business?
Read and enjoy.