I stumbled upon this Glen Cook interview. In it, he discusses a wide range of topics. He gives great insight into the inner mechanics of publishing as well as personal philosophy of writing.
Here are a few exerts I liked:
A publisher asking him to resurrect an old series of his:
On North American appetite for purple prose:“Well, I tell you what I’m gonna do then. I’m gonna have Steven Erikson write it. He’s willing to write it.” And I said: “No, even though I love Steven Erikson and love his work, nobody’s gonna write my stuff but me.” And so I finally agreed to write the book.
On the effects of e-books on traditional publishing:But his style in English was very florid and for a while I tried to imitate that style. And I basically discovered that it doesn’t work in North America. People want you to get on with it; they don’t want to see you use this beautiful language.
On his mastering of Facebook:I’m pretty positive that the mass market paperback will be completely dead in the USA in another few years.
The whole interview can be found hereEvery once in a while, someone comes up to me and says “Hey, I saw your thing on Facebook and yada yada yada”, and I say “What the hell are you talking about?”. I wouldn’t even know how to find it.