Opal’s fallout: An unalloyed look at Alloy

In case you’re not overdosed on Kaavya this week, the NY Observer carries an interesting a look the heretofore mum book packager, Alloy Entertainment.

Worth a look.

Viz,

“To me, all that stuff is such a black box,” said one author who has worked with the company. “They have writers who don’t exist, and they have writers who don’t really write the stuff, and they have one series supposedly by one author that are by many. There’s no one-to-one alignment between anything that gets produced and the producer. There’s no literary accountability.”

They sound like the literary equivalent of the CIA. Except their director hasn’t resigned. Yet.

With that, have a good weekend!