Agent Andrew Wylie Shits On Readers And Writers

With his “carefully crossed ankles” — deliberate, I’m sure, because his ass is still hurting from the buttfuck Random House gave him — snob agent Andrew Wylie frankly tells the world what he thinks of Kindle users and genre writers in an interview in The New Republic.

Kindle owners are “fools”:

I think we’d be fine if publishers just withdrew their product [from Amazon], frankly. If the terms are unsatisfactory, why continue to do business? You think you’re going to lose thirty percent of your business? Well, that’s OK, because you would have a thirty percent higher margin for seventy percent of your business. You have fewer fools reading your books and you get paid more by those who do. What’s wrong with that?

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Genre fiction is “shit”:

LB: They [Amazon] do better with genre fiction, at least.

AW: They can do all of that shit. Take over daytime television, too.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Now I tend to use “shit” as a synonym for “stuff” all the time, so I’d be inclined to cut him some slack on that except he immediately added daytime TV, so I think he meant “shit” as shit.

And any book that rises to widespread popularity is badly written:

Unless you’re a terribly bad writer, you are never going to have too many readers.

So, yeah, see? I think he did mean “shit” as shit back there.

So let’s review:

1) Andrew Wylie doesn’t want the money of “fools.”

2) Those “fools” like to read “shit.”

3) And all of that “shit” is from “bad writer[s].”

I give him points for being honest, because hell, I inflame and insult others all the time.

All the same, this is a guy who thinks his agency is going to last for the next hundred years. So let’s just chalk all of this up to him clearly being delusional.

Next!

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One response to “Agent Andrew Wylie Shits On Readers And Writers

  1. What an ass-wipe. I wish him luck selling “literary” fiction to traditional publishers on a long-term basis. This genre hack prefers to keep her prices low and her readers happy. There’s nothing foolish about a sensible business model.

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