“The Novelists Guild of America strike, now entering its fourth month, has had no impact on the nation at all,” the Onion reported last week.
Excerpt: “The publishing industry itself, which many believed to be most vulnerable, has nonetheless managed to weather the crisis. Publishers have reissued new editions of early, pre-union novelists—such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Jane Austen, both of whom have previously established successful track records—and have seen no no change in monthly sales.”
Moderator’s note: A real hoot. Highly recommended. – D.R.