Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Someone rants about the postumous and co-authoring publication trend...Robert Ludlum has been publishing like mad despite the fact that he died about 6 years ago. V.C. Andrews' series refuses to die (there are even releases being scheduled for 2008) although she herself began pushing up daisies in 1986.

My favorite line from the article (which anyone remotely interested in the book/publishing industry should read):

I say it’s time to create another new bestseller list:

Books Supposedly By Famous Bestselling Authors But Really Not.

Then we could free up some spots on the real list for new good writers who haven’t had a chance to “build their brand.”

evenin' ya'll!


Kenny P. said...

Dying can be such a good career move. I keep meaning to try it, but I've been so busy...

Holley T said...

I don't know how that would work out with the visual arts...what if the person who took up your mantle really just sucked as an artist???

Well, I guess that it's not any different than a sucky writer deciding to rip someone off either. I haven't heard many negative comments about the job Eric Lustbader is doing with Ludlum's legacy and I've never actually witnessed anyone checking out (or asking for) V.C. Andrews :) People get that on the DL I guess.

Well KP, someone might be able to take up your pen/pencil, but they would not have your particular brand of rapier wit I'm sure :)


Ms. Hubbard said...

Finally is right!!!