Just a quick note that I'll be speaking at the East Brunswick Public Library next Saturday (April 14) at noon. While it's for the Garden State Horror Writers group, the event is open to the public, so you have no excuse not to be there! (Don't worry, I'll be sure to remind you next week.) Now, before I let you go to enjoy an early start to the weekend, I want to point out Lee Goldberg's recent blog post about his time at last month's Left Coast Crime conference:
It was surprising to me to hear some of the disinformation that publishers are spreading. One author told me that she'd heard from her editor that Barry Eisler's Amazon experience turned out out be a huge disaster, that he regretted not taking St. Martin's $500,000 two-book deal, and that authors who'd once "sipped the Amazon Kool-Aid" were rushing back to legacy publishers in droves. That, of course, couldn't be further from the truth but does illustrate just how terrified and desperate some editors in New York are now that they're realizing that they aren't the only game in town anymore...and that authors are becoming far more business savvy and many are flourishing without them. Publishers don't like seeing books that they rejected, or authors they dropped, or books they once published but fell out of print, now charging up the ebook bestseller lists.
That is all. Enjoy your weekend.