by syaffolee

It’s As If the Local Grocery Only Sold Cheetos

I’ve been bumbling around editors’ blogs recently and came across this observation:

“One surprise to me was that in months where there’s a huge release—a Harry Potter or a Stephanie Meyer—accounts are less willing to take big orders on other books because they’ve got so much cash tied up in the mega-bestseller.”

The nearest bookstore, I’ve noticed, has an entire shelf–around twelve feet wide and eight feet tall–crammed to capacity with a certain text of young adult sparkly vampire fiction. Maybe this is the reason why I went through every book selling establishment in three towns and two states the past couple of days just to find one book. (Of course, I could have bought it online, but I only do that as a last resort.)