Well, if it gets people reading, maybe it's ok

From today's Guardian, via Fidra Books:
News that Jordan's contribution to the world of fiction, Crystal (159,407 sold and counting), is outselling the whole of the Booker shortlist (120,770 in total) might cause a shiver of alarm in some quarters. But to devotees of the fast-growing genre of celebrity novels, it comes as no surprise.

On a more positive note, I also read in Fidra's blog that Fidra is opening a children's bookstore in Edinburgh- there's a call out to "any children’s authors reading this who are willing to come and do a reading/signing in Edinburgh." It's a lovely city--if I were a children's author, I'd sign up.

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