The exploding book, continued

Warren Adler is giving away his 28th book. Add this to prior evidence of the exploding book.

  • Well, I know the publishing business, and he’s probably giving this novel away because no one would publish it. It doesn’t matter that he’s been publishing for years. If it’s fiction but it’s not serious fiction or a thriller or a mystery or sci-fi or chick lit, if it’s just light entertainment, there’s no market anymore.

    I agree — the print book is in some trouble. But this guy is trying to conceal his failure to produce what the market can still sell by insisting that he’s seen the future; it’s a line of bull, and he sold it to The New York Times, which swallows a lot of lines of bull.