So. I thought I'd continue the dreariness of yesterday with even more dreariness. (It's nasty outside, so we have sympathetic nature with us.) I've always thought it was better to face facts head on, and the book publishing situation is grim, but it's better to know, right? Reading this list makes one realize just how amazing books like The Help have actually done.
Scribd lists Ten Awful Truths About Book Publishing. If you still want to write a novel after reading these, then you're probably meant to.