James Scott Bell on Name Recognition

De of Thinklings and the programmer behind the blog software we use at BwB points out a post by author James Scott Bell. “The ‘celebrity author’ thing is highly overrated. Even those with #1 NY Times bestsellers are known only by a relative few. And a yearning for adulation can be destructive. The moment you start believing your press releases, you’re on a slippery slope.” Mr. Bell offers a handful of good examples for this.

One thought on “James Scott Bell on Name Recognition”

  1. I certainly can’t speak from experience, but I remember a quotation I read long ago. It said, “An author has exactly the right quantity of celebrity. It’s enough to get you a better table at a restaurant, but not enough to get you followed around in the streets.”

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