Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thinking About How To Spend Our Cold, Hard Cash

My last post linked to a blogger suggesting that buying books will help sustain the publishing industry during hard times. Pull for the Underdog, from Good/Blog, goes further and suggests that shoppers should think about buying books by lesser known authors and/or from small presses. Those kinds of purchases "can have a small impact...on the life of an author, the sustainability of a press, and the direction of literary fiction."

Notice how few books have to sell for an author to be considered successful enough for a publisher to take a chance on a second book.

2 comments:

MotherReader said...

Well, now I guess I need to find me some underdogs to support. Darn. No Gossip Girls for me this Christmas.

gail said...

Hey, you can get those at the library.