I’m sad to report that my books column for the San Francisco Chronicle has been “discontinued,” i.e. cancelled. The reason I was given is I’m not getting enough “clicks.” Also discontinued was Samantha Schoech who assigns book reviews.
Frankly, I’m not surprised. The Chronicle has continued to shrink in recent years and I guess they’ve figured their audience (or the groovy young audience they hope to have and never will … snark but true) isn’t interested in books. Sigh….
Anyway, I’ve had a good ride and lots of fun in the process. Thanks for being my readers. If any of you have brilliant (or otherwise) ideas about where to peddle my literary pearls, please let me know.