The Uber of Publishing (Unwittingly & Without Making Any Money)

Veale, Sarah. “Economics, Exposure and Ethics in the Digital Age.” The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online, edited by Houman Barekat, Robert Barry and David Winters, OR Books, 2017.

This increased supply of writing has unsettled prices in the industry, particularly in terms of online ad revenue, and consequently seen the erosion of many writers’ capacity to command a steady wage. (As Andrew Gallix, editor-in-chief of literary webzine 3:AM Magazine, gamely told me during my research for this essay, sites like his ‘make life difficult for professional journalists. We’re the Uber of publishing!’).