Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This Just Seems Like the Most Obvious Thing In the World

but I've seen enough commentary online to know people need it spelled out.

Thanks for the spelling, Nathan.

6 comments:

Claire Dawn said...

Lol! Well some people have trouble giving respect where it's due.

You can say a book is horrifically bad, but that does not change the fact that it sells millions.

There is only one thing that directly influences how well a book sells. That is how many books people buy.

Like you said, you'd think it obvious. But you'd be wrong.

Anonymous said...

"new coke" anyone?

All the marketing in the world didn't sell that.

mallard said...

Lies! Publishers just like some authors more and spend money on them. Plus it's good for publishers to have failed books because it makes the successful books look even more popular so more people will want to be in on the newest phenomenon.

I know the truth, and I refuse to listen to the industry propaganda. The truth is out there. In my head.

melanie hope greenberg said...

Uma Thurman's new movie earned $130 in it's
opening weekend in London. It had tons of press. Part of the winning magical formula is where the public's collective tastes are when a product is released. Also, certain products take time to catch fire.

myimaginaryblog said...

Melanie, you mean things like "Catching Fire" take time to catch fire? (That question doesn't actually mean anything; I'm just enjoying that both you and Nathan Bransford used that expression since it's the title of the upcoming last installment of my current favorite literary phenomenon.)

myimaginaryblog said...

Uh, I mean Catching fire the already-published 2nd installment. Oops.