“B” stands for book, of course.
“I noticed during takeoff and landing that I didn’t have to turn off my book.”
–Author Margaret Coel, speaking at Saturday night’s Author Banquet for Literacy during MPIBA’s fall trade show in Denver. She shared a story about a Kindle-loving fellow airline passenger who told her that the book she was reading would soon be obsolete.
Then I’ll link to Joe Konrath’s latest pithy skewering of the major publishing houses.
I want to always promote a balanced atmosphere of non-volatile discussion on Suspense Your Disbelief. Well, some volatility can be fun, I guess. Go on, take out your blow torches–either side.
But I’ll just say that last Friday I co-moderated another in our series, Writing Matters, held at what I call the little bookstore that could, Watchung booksellers. This one was about children’s book publishing, and the audience was packed. With kids and adults. The kids asked as many questions as the grown ups, possibly more.
And while one four year old passed the hours (yes, hours) playing games on an IPad (I think it was), the rest stood in line to get their books signed by the authors.
To B Or Not To B?
For me there is no question.