Author Defends Use Of ‘Sweatshops’

Controversial author Simon Nolan has announced that his new novel will be written entirely by outsourced labour in India. ‘There’s a great team in Bangalore who’ll knock you out a novel in three hours. Cheap! I mean, actually writing one of these sodding things yourself takes, you know, literally hours, and it’s hardly an efficient use of my time. These Indian guys are smart as a whip, and the novels they produce are actually way better than anything I could come up with. This new one they’ve done, it’s got this sensational twist right at the end… well I won’t give it away, obviously, but wow. You’ve got to hand it to them.

Amit Rafiq of Creative Solutions Partners, a ‘novel factory’ in Bangalore, said:

‘We pride ourselves on producing high quality fiction for any market. We’ve recently added new genres to our list, including experimental and slipstream. We’re also launching a review service, including names such as The Literary Review and The Daily Telegraph. Ultimately, our aim is to become a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all literary work: writing, reviewing and reading.’

Concerns have been raised about working conditions after the case of a worker collapsing during an 18 hour shift producing a new Jeanette Winterson.

Customers include high profile names such as Jodi Picoult, Michel Faber and Tony Parsons.

AP.

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5 thoughts on “Author Defends Use Of ‘Sweatshops’

  1. Sweatshopper says:

    Can I buy some sweat? I really couldn’t give a toss whether it’s literary or not (unless that’s cheaper), but I need about 100 gallons by next Tuesday and it has to be human, none of that horse muck they try and fob you off with these days. Oh and I’m prepared to pay extra for fresh, unfiltered Gold Top if you have it.

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