Nothing in Publish, and your book will probably perish was news to me, even though the Globe and Mail article was about the publishing situation up north.
Yesterday I wrote to a friend's daughter who is interested in getting into illustration. Today I'm wondering if I should be directing people like her to articles like the Globe and Mail's . I don't want to discourage anyone, but I also think people shouldn't go into writing and illustrating expecting a whole lot. Go into it because you enjoy a booky or inky lifestyle, not because you hope to see your books on the front tables at Barnes & Noble.
Though a family member did tell me tonight that he saw Three Robbers at his library yesterday. I'm happy.