A quote from the article:
"If a new book is now worth about $9 then we have seriously devalued that book," Grisham said on the "Today" show.
"Suddenly the whole industry is going to change, you are going to lose publishers, you are going to lose bookstores. I am probably going to be alright, but the aspiring writers are going to have a hard time getting published," he added.
Pedantic aside: surely a professional journalist working for Reuters knows that "alright" is not actually a word? It should, of course, be "all right." If not, does the Washington Post
no longer employ copy editors? Yes, I know, dumb question.
For those who haven't read Grisham's books (I have read them all, mostly with enjoyment...might be replacing my hardback collection, many purchased second-hand, with ebooks now), The Pelican Brief
had some environmental interest, mostly to do with an oil company drilling in a protected wildlife area.
P.S. For those who haven't read his books, my favorites are A Time to Kill
and The Rainmaker
. The Firm
is one of the most suspenseful books ever; but I prefer the others for their human interest and great characters.