View Full Version : Breen instead of Brown

Susan Breen
04-21-2009, 06:45 AM
Do you suppose that any of the millions of people who go to buy Dan Brown's new book will happen to notice my book sitting next to it and decide to buy it too? (I suppose I have to fight off the Brontes.) Anyone else have someone popular next to them on the bookshelves?

04-21-2009, 06:59 AM
I figure it can't hurt. ;)

04-21-2009, 07:13 AM
I'm next to Richard Ford...who won a Pulitzer something...

04-21-2009, 07:39 AM
I'm next to Gordon Korman (pretty big YA author, loved him when I was a kid . . .).

04-21-2009, 07:42 AM
I should come in slightly to the right of Tolkien! :D

Kitty Pryde
04-21-2009, 07:50 AM
I'd choose a Breen over a Brown any day :D

04-21-2009, 08:07 AM
I'd choose a Breen over a Brown any day :D
You and me both. I've read both too and I stand by my choice.

04-21-2009, 09:33 AM
If I published something childreny, I'd be near Holly Black. That could be nifty.

For adult science fiction/fantasy... I'm not sure. I don't know of any famous bl names. But I wouldn't be too far away from the brs (Ray Bradbury).

04-21-2009, 09:42 AM
I sit near Steinbeck on my bookshelf which is so totally appropriate!

04-21-2009, 06:02 PM
...I'm a Smith. :/ I imagine I will sit snug between my fellows!

04-21-2009, 06:03 PM
I'll be hovering somewhere between Robin McKinley and Elizabeth Moon. :D

04-21-2009, 06:15 PM
Yeah, I'd rather read the Breen than the Brown, too.

I'm going to use the pen name Gailan, so I get put next to Neil Gaiman. Maybe "Nelly Gailan," so the short-sighted grab my book by mistake. ;)

Susan Breen
04-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the kind words!
What a nice thing to read on a gloomy New York Tuesday.

04-22-2009, 12:31 AM
If I published Adult fiction, I'd be close to Stephen King...!

I'm working on YA right now, though, so if that gets published I don't know.

04-22-2009, 01:37 AM
My book is shelved right next to Virginia Woolf's and Stuart Woods'.

04-22-2009, 02:34 AM
... always felt that classics should be in a different section than contemporary novels. So if bookstores ever undertake to do this the Brontes will be out of the picture and you'll only be going up against Brown, Breen ;-)

Susan Breen
04-22-2009, 03:51 AM
That reminds me of how I walked into a B&N a few months ago and saw a stack of my books lying on the floor. I thought they'd opened up a new section for books they hated, but it turned out they were just shifting some things around.