Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Friday, August 6, 2010,
If you could live in any book world, which one would it be? The Featured Grownups
question has been tugging at a corner of my brain for a couple of days
now. You see, in a very real sense, I already live in a book world.
As the author of the Cassie O'Malley Mysteries, I have lived in
Cassie's fictional world for nearly a decade now. I've had breakfast
with her at The Eggery, ordering my eggs and potatoes from Greta, the
Eggery's popular waitress with Tourette's. I've spent the night wit... Continue reading ...
Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Thursday, August 5, 2010,
A very small number of authors generate a very large percentage of all
book sales. The rest of us comprise what is known as the long tail of
the publishing industry. When the google book settlement was hot news,
there was an effort to quantify just how long that tail might really
be. Some of the data that I've seen suggests that there are
approximately 4 million unique authors of print books published in the
United States. And there are probably millions more professional
writers who are ... Continue reading ...