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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Soho, You Make Me Sad

Way back in February, I wrote this post in reaction to Annie Modesitt's blog post on valuing our work as designers. I had made a personal decision not to submit to Soho publishing anymore for a few reasons, but had hoped that a dialogue would at least be started.

Fast forward 8 months, and I see this post on Annie's blog today. I was a little sad to hear confirmation that a dialogue hadn't been started between Soho and the designer community. Even if alienating designers is not their intention, silence sometimes speaks for you.

I suppose there is always new talent and in the scheme of things, me deciding not to submit to Soho publications certainly isn't hurting them any. Maybe speaking out is more annoying than anything, but here's hoping to a fair deal for all designers in the future.


Sam said...

That is exactly why I have started buying my design directly - and buying the one I am sure (maybe :)) I will knit. I love Twist Collective for exactly that !

Maryse said...

Thanks for the information. I wasn't aware of that... It is sad... It's good information for customers. Especially when we have such great alternative for buying as Ravelry!