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jschell26-Oct-23 5:55
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trønderen wrote:
I guess that part of the problem is that major parts of the English speaking world (read: in the Us of A) do not read very much any more. Their critical sense to reject (sometimes very) bad books, from a language, editorial and presentation point of view has worn out. They do not know how to distinguish a well written book from a crappy one. So the fraction of crappy books is steadily increasing.


I doubt the implied cause there.

It is much easier to produce (publish) a book now than even 20 years ago. And much, much easier than 50 years ago.

And it is orders of magnitude different for self publishing.

50 years ago one would need a publisher to accept the book and then an editor working for that publisher would edit it. (Not totally true but one would need much more knowledge and money to self publish then.)

Now even when that path is followed the role of the editor is less. Probably due to the publisher wanting to save costs but also because there are so many more books published.

I would be very surprised if the publishers were not seeking quantity rather than quality now. Much more so than in the past.


I suspect all of those factors have even more of an impact for 'text books'. After all just one consideration is that there is quite a bit of difference in editing a romance novel versus editing a programming language book.
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