Book tours—which can be expensive and time-consuming—are falling out of favor, and being replaced by podcasts, film tours, blog tours, book videos, and book trailers.
This article in the Christian Science Monitor speculates as to whether the cumulative effect of a huge online presence will one day make the face-to-face bookstore meeting between writer and reader obsolete. I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. I’ve never met an author who enjoyed traipsing around the country from bookstore to bookstore.
Thanks to Dan Poynter, whose ezine tipped us off to this one.