In a long post detailing the capitulation of the Hollywood unions to their Overlords, What WGA Leaders Didn’t Tell Membership (…And Neither Did SAG or DGA Leaders), there is this in a Comment from a veteran WGA member writer:
When cable a la cart finally arrives, half of the basic cable outlets will go dark; the net will offer you lots of opportunities to write for free – or next to nothing (remember the promise of Strike TV?) and this is going to turn into the book business: A few JK Rowlings, some up and comers, and everybody else writing screenplays while they teach College Lit.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
I’ve done several posts talking about how the Big Six think they’re all going to upgrade themselves into Hollywood studios (All Singing! All Dancing! Digital Books!). This is the first time I’ve seen someone from the other side saying Hollywood will turn into the book business!
Rev up those self-pub skills, kids. As writers, we are going to get screwed from all sides!