The real problem

Why is it so hard to sell books? Italo Calvino gave the best explanation in his 1979 novel If on a winter’s night a traveler (in Italian: Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore). A pre-kindle, pre-Amazon, pre-self publishing analysis that’s still incredibly valid today, and confirms how Calvino was one of the most brilliant authors of the last […]

Monday August 20, 2007

It was a strange weekend. I didn’t want to talk to anybody, I didn’t want to do much, so I spent the weekend on my own, rolling in my heads the two thoughts that have accompanied me all week: something that could be good (Mrs. F’s life changing decision), and something else that could be very bad (James’ future hanging unsteadily). […]