Do Not Write (Shine Shoes Instead)

The interview of the day is Lloyd Grove’s interview for Portfolio of the literary agent Andrew Wylie. An answer I liked:

Grove: Tell me, how big is the book industry? I’ve seen statistics that in the United States, it’s somewhere north of $30 billion. I don’t know what it is, $25 billion to $26 billion in Europe? But that’s the whole industry. It’s a relatively small industry. Dwarfed by television, by Google, by the internet.

Wylie: Dwarfed by shoe shining.

Read the full interview, it’s excellent.

(Link via Prufrock’s Page.)