The sad thing is: Now that his book was reviewed by the New York Times, his publicist won’t let an ordinary but passionate blogger like Holly interview him. The author would love to be interviewed by Holly – because she is such a passionate reader – but the short-sighted publicist refused to allow Alexander to answer Holly’s questions.
Don’t let your publicist do this to you. Call it the curse of the New York Times book review: when a publicist gets too big-headed that she cuts off the life-blood of word-of-mouth – which is responsible for selling 80% of all novels.
This publicist doesn’t understand how important blogs are in creating today’s bestsellers. That’s is sad. Poor Alexander. Poor Holly. Poor all of us potential readers of Alexander’s first novel.