michael hyattRemember the days when we had a large number of medium- to large-sized publishers fiercely competing to be the leading cultural voice? Neither do I, but the continuing consolidation of the industry can’t be helping. Now Michael Hyatt of Thomas Nelson (pictured at left) is sweeping away the atavistic vestiges of long-gone diversity and arguing for the elimination of imprints altogether. And the thing is, he’s probably right. Nelson’s inprints were probably just about meaningless, so why hang on to them?. The damage has already been done. So, yeah, why not do away with the charade of diversity?