article posted Dec 3, 08:19
Having attended a number of very dull readings over the years, I understand the sentiment behind trying to get authors to think differently about how they connect with readers that seems to underlie this article .
That said, it seems a little presumptuous for booksellers to tell authors how to conduct their business. Particularly when their position in the publishing ecosystem seems increasingly delicate. It seems to me this might be a time when less confrontational and more collaborative positions would be sought out.
Anyhow, some (sort-of) interesting ideas nonetheless…