William Cane: "Almost all great writers sought publicity." He cites examples such as Herman Melville and even J.D. Salinger.
Cane goes on to say that writers need to develop a platform, because "somewhere there is a publisher pacing back and forth in an office thinking, I really need to find an author with a great platform."
Cane is still wandering among the tables as he speaks and getting the audience to laugh as he delivers his talk. Good stuff.
Also, Cane mentions that writers should really try to get on the college lecture circuit. Cites everyone from Dickens to Chris Rock.
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