And Ink Shall Run Freely Through the Streets
Gail Gauthier (who, to my mind, has the most interesting children's book author blog available today) had an especially intelligent posting. In it, she made reference to a time called Authorgeddon. The official definition reads:
Refers to the hypothetical date when the number of books published in a given year will exceed the number of people who have read a book that same year.Of course, the world of children's books puts an entirely new spin on this possible End. If celebrity authors keep putting out picture books at an increasing rate and of decreasing quality (I'm looking at YOU Peter Farrelly!) then we may as well all quit our jobs, put on some dirty robes, and start marching down the street holding signs that say, AUTHORGEDDON IS NIGH!