If you are an author or a publisher, you don’t really want to be classifying yourself in either of these two categories. Because it either means that you are literally dead, or ‘literary’ dead. Wordplay is fun. Continuing from the last blog post, ‘Authors Who Play Dead’ and ‘Dead Authors’ are now up for discussion.
I thought we could spend the next two blogs discussing this multi-post article by Rob Eagar from Digital Book World, classifying and discussing the four types of authors in the world: Unsuccessful Authors, Successful Authors, Authors Who Play Dead and Dead Authors. There, that simple. The end.
Bloomberg View columnist, Virginia Postrel, recently posted this article about the future of brick and mortar bookstores. Could memberships be the showrooming solution the industry needs right now?