TWO ads from publishers. Each 1/3 of a page vertical outside strips. One from Anchor Books, one from HarperCollinsChildrens. Bose took the back cover. The rest of the ads are house ads.There are no villains here. It is just sad to watch eras end and this is such clear proof that one has.
Depressing, depressing, depressing; and it’s no abstraction to a writer like me with a book about to appear and another planned for the future. I don’t know if the Times will write up The Solomon Scandals in a daily or Sunday review. But remember, the NYT Book Review is at or near the top of the reviewing food-chain, so what does this portend for other review sections? That picture of Mike smiling, by the way, is an old shot.
Related: A different perspective, from another respected strategist, Michael Cairns, former president of Bowker, who says that book reviews don’t matter as much to readers as they used to.
(Quoted with permission from Peter Brantley’s private Read 2.0 list.)