A Note on #Watchman


An unscientific survey indicates that many people think that Harper Lee never intended to publish Go Set a Watchman and that the elderly infirm author is being manipulated. I have no proof but the departure of a long-term advisor and other factors provide circumstantial evidence.

Two factors bolster my view that the skeptics are right. 1) I have personal experience that publisher HarperCollins ignores its authors when it comes to putting sales first; 2) I feel I am watching the reverse of what happened to my mother, who dropped out of sight and refused to allow anyone in. Her legacy stands on her terms.

As I said on FB, welcome to the publishing industrial complex.

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