'perhaps slamming DellArte writers would work better in a separate thread.'
I have a lot of time and respect for Gillhoughly here, but I don't work on the Roman philosophy of 'throw them to the lions'. Ignorance in publishing is a lack of knowledge of how things are and should work; not a licence and platform for the rest of us to analysis, ridicule and point fingers. At heart, I don't think any of us want that. But we are dealing with forms and strains of a publishing industry which is changing, and our declarations of what is and should be cannot be set in a tablet of stone.
What Gillhoughly suggested is:
Anyway, perhaps we can focus on slamming DellArte and not the writers they're exploiting however voluntary that exploitation might be.
Meaning examine the problems with the so-called publisher. NOT throwing the writers to the lions.
(and FTR he's a she)