Here's a conundrum. Some say the number of Americans who read books for pleasure is at an all time low, yet the Internet's teeming with literary blogs, and just about everyone who cares about writing has a manuscript of their own stashed in a desk drawer somewhere. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the book business. Steve Berry talks about writing three books at once and Zadie Smith pays tribute to E.M. Forster. Also, the Editor-in-Chief of Publisher's Weekly gives us the recipe for a best-seller.
Novelist Larry Baker followed up “The Flamingo Rising” with a story called “Athens, America.” He marketed it himself, starting in the mid-West, where the book is set, and ended up selling it in grocery stores.