The reward in my life isn't measured in dollars, it's knowing that I've made an honest attempt at making somebody's life better, no matter how brief the moment.
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Longstanding barriers between authors and readers -- barriers of technology, finance, and distribution -- are crumbling faster than news stories can report.
How much of what we read -- even non-fiction -- is meant to be consumed from a distance? The voyeur culture is alive and well in America. Have I hit the outer fringes of it?
A few years ago I made some overly-dramatic proclamations about never accepting e-books, explaining that "they'll need to pry my paperback from my cold, dead hands." Well, I've changed. Kinda.
I sometimes worry that publishing leans too heavily on the escapism and that we run the danger of over-escaping, waiting for the literary IMAX to move things forward.
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