The whole, entire reading public in the United States of America probably knows about The Fault In Our Stars. It was a YA book that’s now a huge movie.
What does that mean?
It means the author, John Green, now has his books sold in my local grocery store. I saw them. It wasn’t just The Fault In Our Stars, though. It was other books with John Green’s name on them, books that previously weren’t sold in my grocery store were. Because he’s a big deal. He’s made a name for himself (yes, a big motion picture helps).
But what it also means is that authors should quit complaining about where their books are sold.
Yes, I’m referring to this Medium article by Dolan Morgan. The gist is that Morgan goes to an independent bookstore and they won’t sell his indie press release. Even though he’s from the town or whatever.
Life’s no fair.