Jo Nesbo, Junot Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, and Stephen Colbert, below) sign mountains of books and speak at packed author breakfasts. (We have discounted titles by all four; just follow the links.)
During the entertaining keynote speech and slideshow by popular fiction writer Jennifer Weiner (above) at the pre-BEA Bloggers conference, I sat at a table with 10 people. Five of them texted the entire time. Is there no undivided attention any more? Are people complete slaves to their devices? I await your comments!