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A long overdue slap in the Facebook to the lie that “men don’t read”: We couldn’t ask for a better bookish role model than Mark Zuckerberg. The challenge for the publishing industry is to use Zuck’s “Year of Books” to build our male readership.
“It’s time to back off a bit on the arguments for self-publishing,” says author-activist Hugh Howey. “It’s over. We can coexist now.” And with that, one of the most prominent of the indie authors in self-publishing today calls on his followers to hold their fire. The most important points, Howey says, have been made and understood.
“Hush, dear,” he said. “No one must know I’m here. You see, I came to you because I heard you’re the best. The Golden Globes are tonight and, well, I want to re-emerge into the movie industry with a bang—no! A bun! A man bun, is what I meant.”