"I can’t help but wonder if one of the reasons these authors made so many fans – devoted fans – is because they DID travel to so many bookstores and libraries and industry events. Now that they are largely immovable from the top of every best seller list, these authors are able to sell a book on past precedent alone."
As of today, even with the long detour over the past year, my cumulative blog traffic is in the hundreds of thousands for unique ID’s, and in the millions for the number of page views. Several individual posts have received as many as 40,000 hits each.
These strong numbers lead me to believe there remains a robust and engaged readership for this type of material.
I’ve always thought that the idea of writing being a completely solitary lifestyle was a myth. The act of writing is solitary, not the life of a writer. Especially a fiction writer. For those of us that have the characters in our heads all the time, we wish we were alone sometimes.