The Long Novel Versus Shorter Fiction

This is supposed to be a very busy world. To me, it means that readers should favor short, or even short-short fiction. On the contrary, readers seem to buy longer and longer fiction. I am not sure what causes this phenomenon, or else I think I can guess at the cause. Some big name commercial publishers seem to have decided that they wanted to publish mostly behemoth books.

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First Read This

From time to time, please keep your eye on this page and on the following for interesting bits of news about Jack ALBERT and his interests. If you don’t like what you read, do send him a comment. He is very interested to hear what his readers have to say and will try to respond as quickly as possible. By the way, Jack is so inept as a businessman that he likes to tell everybody that money does not interest him. Just take a look, will you, at his portrait on the right. Note in particular, the style of the jacket which was recycled from Goodwill. Need we say more?

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