Just popped in to say I found this while I was aimlessly wandering the net the other day:
The powers-that-be are saying its going to do for the publishing industry what American Idol did for the music industry. I've had a good look through the stuff already on there and can now honestly say I empathize with agents and editors. Oh boy, was there some crap on there. Of course, there's also some good stuff on there, but a lot of crap. I guess it's like those people you see on Idol who totally think they can sing but in reality can't even hold a note. Well (not to be harsh), some of these people totally think they're writing the next New York Times bestseller, when in reality they can barely string a sentence together. Where's all the (going on eight) years of hard work they've put into this whole writing career? They think they can just whip up a manuscript and they'll hit the big time? pfft! Whatever.
On a more serious note, I wonder what agents think of this possible revolution in the publishing world. I have to admit that I've half considered joining up under an alias and starting something on there, just to see what might happen.