Friday, March 17, 2017

In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Their Futures - Publishers' Weekly

Today Panzer was taking his afternoon nap when his cat bed was shaken by screaming and crying coming from the Catosphere. Our sleepy kitty jumped in Panzermobile and headed out. Following all the noise took him to the Publishers' Weekly (PW) site. There he found a post about the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Cats had nothing to do with him. You did it.
According to the post by Jason Boog, President Donald Trump's budget for the U.S. government has been given to Congress. As rumored earlier, the President's budget cuts all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and, therefore, effectively closing the agency. This proposed budget will certainly have a negative impact on small presses. Small presses receive money through sources who themselves receive NEA money. Some presses will be forced to close and others will be tightening their own budgets.

Panzer says, "Umm ... I wonder if there's even more bad news for writers and publishers in this budget."

Note: This is a long post. Bring a cup of tea and two muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to NEA cuts

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