RARA-AVIS: sort of related to used books.

From: M Blumenthal ( blumenidiot@21stcentury.net)
Date: 30 Nov 2001

I just received Lawrence Block's newsletter today. It seems to illustrate a problem facing of an author He touts then sells his books directly to the public. Unless Block has somebody working for him to do the actual accounting and mailing, not to mention the promoting, it seems even as prolific a writer as Block, is spending a lot of time and energy doing this that otherwise go into writing. I realize writers regularly travel to promote their work, but hat at least has the benefit of their being exposed to people and places they normally wouldn't be exposed to if they just remained at home writing. This is illustrated again by Block. He loves to travel for pleasure and a lot of these places and probably people show up in his writing. Mark

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