I have good news: If you like to read books, or you want to write books, then rejoice, because things have never been better for readers or authors.
I get at least 10 emails a week from people asking for writing/publishing/book advice. I will probably sit down one day and write out a comprehensive answer to all of them. That day is not today; today you get to read what someone else wrote, but this piece does a fantastic job.
I wrote a blog post a while ago about what one of my former assistants did after working for me, and in it I wondered why so many of them have had success. My conclusion was that:
A short, fun little lesson in media:
The New York Post contacted me about doing a feature called “In My Library” where they pick a famous author or other person of note, and discuss 4 of their favorite books. I love reading, so of course I agreed.