As you would expect, these uninformed folks are often the authors, celebrity or otherwise, who have just been published for the first time. Jane Lynch, who plays Glee's Sue Sylvester, demonstrates just how challenging these authors can be in this humorous video short promoting her new book. Viewing Tip: Click on the title bar at the top of the clip to open the video in a larger YouTube window.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Obnoxious Authors and Bookstore Shennanigans
Most authors understand that bookstores are businesses and that they, the authors, are simply one important component of the total bookselling machine. Authors are typically gracious and pleasant people who show respect and appreciation in their interactions with booksellers.Occasionally though, an author comes along who exhibits a surprising lack of perspective and awareness about how the industry really works (or that bookselling is an industry at all).