I emailed a friend today and asked him what he's reading and he wrote back with a link for this book called ___ by a writer called ___. I looked it up and it turned out he was an English writer and this was his first novel and it just came out. Then I looked up the writer on facebook - we have two friends in common - and found his profile and emailed my friend and said:
I looked up ___ on facebook. His profile picture is a tiny blurry shot of the back of his head. How do these people expect to sell any books?
And my friend - who's a bit of a lit snob - wrote back quite facetiously:
I don't know, perhaps they believe it will sell based on content 'LOL'
And I said:
Yes, in the year 2011 when no one buys anything printed on paper anymore and despite this, still, hundreds of thousands of new titles come out each year, I'm going to sit there and hope that my book sells 'based on content'. HA. I operated on a specific policy during the London Preppy days, which was 'come for the pictures, stay for the words' and it worked very well, thank you, M.
Then I came home and I put this together, because I kinda think that Exit Through The Wound is pretty good (though I find it embarrassing to state anything like this), but I also appreciate the highly ridiculous in life and I don't think this will ever go away.