Tony Perrottet präsentiert uns in der Sunday Book Review eine schöne Sammlung von Beispielen der Selbstvermarktung von Autoren in den letzten Jahrhunderten:
In this era when most writers are expected to do everything but run the printing presses, self-promotion is so accepted that we hardly give it a second thought. And yet, whenever I have a new book about to come out, I have to shake the unpleasant sensation that there is something unseemly about my own clamor for attention. Peddling my work like a Viagra salesman still feels at odds with the high calling of literature.
In such moments of doubt, I look to history for reassurance. It’s always comforting to be reminded that literary whoring — I mean, self-marketing — has been practiced by the greats.
via: Boing Boing