B. D. Love has been around the block in publishing and intends to start his own imprint in 2009. Here's why.
A writer goes into a bar. He sits down, gets a beer, and pipes up: "All agents are assholes!" Guy at the other end shouts, "I resent that remark." Writer asks, "Are you an agent" Guy replies: "?No. I'm an asshole."
B. D. teaches writing at Cal State Los Angeles and loves his students. (As for the bureaucracy, you may apply the same joke above, just substituting teacher for writer and academics for agents.) His website can be found at www.bdlove.org. From there, follow links to the Creative Writing Club, which he founded at California State University, Los Angeles.