Famous publishers are paying vast sums for so-called "big books" that wind up very quickly in the remainder shops. Meanwhile, the best-seller lists are topped by perfectly-formed, unprepossessing volumes from small independent firms that can hardly believe their good fortuneSurely the reasons are obvious, and they're not to do with the size of the publisher. Consider who's not selling:
Rageh Omaar - pinko BBC reporterAnd who is selling:
Jon Snow - pinko Channel 4 newsreader
Greg Dyke - pinko BBC boss (deposed)
Lynne Truss - who offers first aid to victims of the NuLab education systemThe market has spoken. We don't want to read about pinkos or their worldview.
Jordan - a creation that no government could conceivably produce
Alexander McCall Smith - creator of The Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency whose heroine is a paragon of the libertarian virtues, among which is an uncanny ability to catch criminals (often pinkos)