Any writer feeling a little pissed off due to publishing decisions or something your agent has done or said, should click here and read. Alternatively, those wishing to become published for the first time should also read it.
From all accounts this is kosha. And it’s not a one-off either.
So forget what’s happening at Borders to make you thoroughly depressed about publishing. If this has been going on during the “good times”, then is publishing such the Holy Grail many would-be authors expect it to be?