This week, RTW wants to know:
If you were made supreme ruler of the publishing world, what would be your first ruling?
In my limited research, I have found that one can agent from afar (as in, not New York or Cali). But being an editor requires residence in one of those places, usually the former.
I don't really want to be an agent, but I do think I'd make a good editor. Especially if my first decree was that editors do only that: edit. Acquisitions meetings and sales projections and... and... whatever else they have to do that requires their physical presence in New York... those things don't exist. Or at least can be done via the interwebz.
Then of course my second ruling is that editors get paid a gazillion dollars a year, as do authors and by extension, their lovely agents.
And apparently my third ruling needs to either render math null and void, or completely restructure the spending habits of your average consumer.
What would you do, if publishing were up to you? Head over to YA Highway and let us know!