Saturday, October 8, 2011

Demand Studios Laying off Writers? The Drama Continues

If you have read this blog long you know that I started this blog mainly because I knew that big changes were coming to Demand Studios. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that when the DMS stock was dropping like a rock; titles would become scarce.

I think many DMS writers were in denial and now are waking up to the reality. DMS was smart in how they did it. They didn't actually lay anyone off they just cut the titles drastically and then they will let the chips fall where they may. Of course most writers will move on on their own due to the lack of titles to write. Its a laying off due to attrition. This way DMS still looks good but gets rid of a ton of writers.

DMS in my humble opinion is not "closing" or going under, just reorganizing and cutting a huge amount of writers which cuts their accounts payable tremendously.

I also predict that when special titles come back they will be at much lower rates. I think the 25.00 articles are gone for good. But that is just my prediction.

Heres an excerpt from an article about DMS:

"We reached out to Demand and chief revenue officer Joanne Bradford (obviously) disagreed with this person's assessment.

She told us, "It's still one of the largest pools of writing assignments available in the world. We don't feel like it's that dramatic of a change because it's not like every assignment was being taken. It's all about quality for us."

Bradford admitted that some writers would be cut, but that is a part of the process. They are always looking to get rid of the lowest rated writers and replace them with better once."

Problem is no one knows who the "better rated" writers are and Demand isn't saying.

I fully intend to write there until there is nothing left.

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