Thursday, November 08, 2007

Authors Lose the Limelight with Writers Strike

Today's Publishers Weekly online reports how the writers's strike is influencing the ability of many authors to promote their books, as the actual late-night broadcasts where promotions were scheduled are cancelled. “It’s not as if our business is going to collapse,” said Paul Bogaards, executive director of publicity at Knopf. “But we publicists are desperate to get our authors in front of readers and these are lost opportunities, especially as we enter the holiday shopping season.” The article reports that shows like The Daily Show with John Stuart and The Colbert Report had shows with recently published writers cancelled this week.

"We go through this all the time," added Johnson. "There's always something in the news to contend with, either politics, a natural disaster, a war," said Johnson. "It's rarer when it doesn't happen."

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