The Publishing Industry Is Depressed and So Am I

I’ve been in the labor force since I was 17 and got my first job in the publishing industry shortly after I turned 22. Since then I’ve been continuously employed or self-employed — until April of last year, when I lost the staff-writing magazine job I’d been hoping would sustain me until retirement. No problem, I thought. I’ll just write some books, then re-establish the freelance clientele that has…