Friday, March 03, 2006

The gift economy can prove expensive

Over at the Pundy House, Bill Liversidge has been doing a cost-benefit analysis of his efforts to find readers for his novel A Half Life of One.

He has two conclusions. First, A Half Life of One is the most expensive book ever written. Second, he is beginning to think that if he attracts any more readers he will rapidly go bankrupt.

If only all writers were able to talk about their frustrations and failures with as much good humour as Bill. How much better off we would all be.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

What a delightful gentleman! Yes, if more of us could see such humor in what we do and quit being the curmudgeons we are, we'd all be better off!