With fewer authors going on extended tours and fewer bookstores around to host signing events, Simon & Schuster is betting it can build author readership, and sales, through video interviews in which its writers answer reader questions sent by email.
So, you submit a question that might be answered.
And why the hell should anyone want to see it answered in a video?
This is like Writer In A Box.
You know, like Jack In A Box.
Except instead of spinning a handle, you click on a question and a writer pops up.
Welcome to 2008, print publishing, where I said it better:
Now catch the hell up!
In case print publishing wants to catch up to other bits of 2008 too: