"Tramping alien territory in search of the Fountain of Sales"

In the course of writing about the demise of “plogs” (author blogs attached to books on Amazon), Victoria Strauss pegs something I’ve been thinking, too:

In the harsh world of self-promotion, we’re all snatching at straws, reading runes, casting spells, and chasing our own tails, hoping that each new opportunity–websites! Blogs! Plogs! MySpace! Podcasting!–will be the one that will absolutely, indisputably, undeniably work. We’re all Ponce de León, tramping alien territory in search of the Fountain of Sales–and those who enjoy the process are just as lost as those who despise it (though no doubt they would say otherwise).

Ain’t it the truth.

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