So, the article I wrote for the Guardian about book publishing, statistics, gloom and optimism has caused quite a splash today: hundreds of retweets, lots of comments on guardian.co.uk, a few grumbles but also a great many hurrahs (which I’ll come back to later in the week).
For now, this is just to say “thanks for listening”, and to give a place here for discussion of the article if, for some reason, people don’t fancy doing so on guardian.co.uk.
And in conclusion: I’m not and never have said that everything in the garden is rosy. I’m just saying the data that’s available doesn’t prove that it isn’t. That is all.