Book Whore: The Movie

I am a book whore.

Yes, a book whore. That term was first brought my way by David Hirshey, a longtime HarperCollins editor, who told me many moons back that an author can’t merely write—he needs to promote, promote, promote. And, as the years have past, his advice has become increasingly vital. The completion of a manuscript is only Step A in a successful literary career. In 2016, you’re your own publicist. So you’ve gotta Tweet, blog, beg, plead, beg again, Tweet again, and again, and again, and again, and …

I digress.

Some readers here might know that, a few days ago, I wrapped up my 2 1/2-year master’s degree odyssey at the University of South Florida. My final project was a documentary about the book whoring process, and I absolutely busted my ass on this one. Is it perfect? No. But I’m hoping it at least explains what authors go through, and what authors need to go through.

There are tons of people to thank—all acknowledged in the credits. But I’d like to toss a special nod to Bev Oden, my dear friend and an excellent Yoda on all things editing, and Monica Ancu, my USF adviser.

I hope you enjoy the odyssey of the book whore.

2 thoughts on “Book Whore: The Movie”

  1. Jeff, The Book Whore is a laughing-out-loud hoot of a movie/documentary! I enjoyed every minute of it. Great job, sir.

  2. Great video. How ever I wonder how you and others who have big numbers of followers get through there time line or do you only read tweets that are sent directly to you. i don’t think I follow a great deal of people but there must be a over a 1000 tweets a day in my time line. Of course those include retweets from people I follow, repeat tweets, and advertising tweets.

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