They Make Book Ads This Big?? Since When???
The fact remains, books just don't make a heck of a lot of money in Canada. There's not enough people to buy them. But in the US, a few books make a few people very, very rich. And while that may not be fair or right or whatever, the idea of books making money gets me all hot and bothered.
I guess I've gotten past the point of thinking that Susie-What's-Her-Toes with the short stories and the sharp-as-nails turns of phrase should make a lot of dough. Because most people don't have the patience for craft. Fine. Just keep printing books. Keep publicizing books. Keep people reading books. And those who want a little more OOF to their story will find it, rest assured.