Hows it going al-right?
I thought I would have a rant today about 'new authors' (I'm nearly 48) not getting a fair crack of the whip in the posh newspapers (any newspapers), or even on the Book-show on Sky Arts? Come on Marie-la Frostrup, give us an email! I will bring the programme down a level or ten for you .
Do the the 'big' publishers have journalist contacts or do they spend tons on adverts? Or is it the old case of:
"Its not what you know - its who you know!"
The papers and book charts seem to be full of television and sports celebrities at the moment. Famous faces seem to sell books.
Do you think any one would interview a smallholder author who writes books about baling string and moans about the weather and spends too much writing and shouting on his computer gizmo Internet apparatus?
One day I will win the Booker prize. Won't I? Eh readers?
Seriously. What do you think?