John Green, BEA and the book industry

And now back to books, or in this case authors.  One of my favorites was slated to speak at BEA, but since John Green’s wife is just about to give birth, he spoke via a video feed.

John is passionate about books. He uses his speech as an opportunity to support the book industry and refute the “insidious lie” that authors don’t need anyone aside from readers.  He does not consider himself to be an example of someone who is changing the publishing paradigm through the use of new media.

Listen to what he has to say, and I’m sure you’ll agree that this is one awesome guy.  And, if you haven’t read his books, get out to your local bookstore or library immediately and read read read!

And for those of you who think that the industry (your publisher, your editor, your sales rep., your librarian, and your bookseller are “value-sucking middlemen;  I feel sad for you!


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