May 27, 2010

dear mr. keillor: U R 2 1derful

Garrison Keillor comes to the shocking realization that unlike the kids of Lake Wobegon, writers are no longer above average.

And if you want to write, you just write and publish yourself. No need to ask permission, just open a Web site. And if you want to write a book, you just write it, send it to or BookSurge at Amazon or PubIt or ExLibris and you’ve got yourself an e-book. No problem. And that is the future of publishing: 18 million authors in America, each with an average of 14 readers, eight of whom are blood relatives. Average annual earnings: $1.75.

Every sentence in this paragraph fills me with joy.