Advantages and disadvantages of globalisation

The globalisation of publishing has disadvantages which, when examined more closely, have brought advantages with them:
1a). Publishers may have become increasingly dependent on bestsellers and literary agents, but this very dependence has made them more alert in looking for alternatives.
1b). The competition is enormous, but this does also mean that a publisher cannot afford to become complacent and rest on his laurels.
1c). Constant changes in the market bring with them new opportunities for quality.

May 11 2004