Sometimes I worry that I might have entered the publishing world at the wrong time. Falling book sales, an unsettled eBook market and the decline of the independent bookstore have caused massive upheavals in the industry.
Add to this experienced and respected authors like John Irving, who suggests that new novelists have a tough road and Phillip Roth, who has declared the novel to be dead, and I find myself a little worried.
Will there be anyone left to buy my books in twenty years?
Will books like the kind that I write even exist?
Voices of optimism are difficult to come by, which is why I treasure video clips like this a great deal.