Monday, November 19, 2007

Writer's Strike = Books

A Pepperdine University study reported in the Washington Post found that 42% of Americans surveyed said that if the networks have to resort to airing reruns to fill their schedules during the writer's strike, they would read more. So if the strike continues, it will create a bigger reading audience, which means we'll have a better chance at getting our books published.

Ironic, isn't it? No matter how you slice it, many thousands of writers are suffering somewhere.

5 comments:

the individual voice said...

Brilliant deduction, Watkins.

Writer, Rejected said...

Woof.

Demian Farnworth said...

Imagine that, people reading instead of watching TV.

Demian Farnworth said...

Speaking of reading: The Kansas City Star has named its top 100 books of the year. But since How Starbucks Saved My Life and the vastly overrated Amy Bloom novel Away is on it, well, you know what you’re in for.

This will likely be the "reading" people do if reruns return. [How many people do you think are praying that doesn't happen so they don't HAVE to read?]

Copernicus said...

I hate to admit it, but I barely read because of all the time I spend on the internet. I think Facebook alone is responsible for a 42 percent drop in literacy.