“Books act like a developing fluid on film. That is, they bring into consciousness what you didn’t know you knew.”—Clifton Fadiman (The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classical Guide to World Literature, Revised and Expanded)
B&N is giving authors who use its PubIt! self-publishing program some Nookstore shelf space. The bookseller will host in-store events, create a bestseller list for PubIt! books, and include the authors in its “Read In Store” program.
What do you think? High time or apocalyptic sign?
Do we still look down our noses at the self-published, or are we equal-opportunity readers these days?
“Hank Nearly was an avid reader. He arrived early in his brown corduroy coat, with a book taken from the library, copied all the pages on the Xerox machine, and sat at his desk reading what looked passably like the honest pages of business. He’s make it through a three-hundred-page novel every two or three days.”— Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End