Be it a wedding, birthday celebration or a literary event, what becomes the topic for discussion and remembered even years later is the food served on the occasion. The other day, a few friends and well wishers of mine who were present at my Book launch last year wanted to know when I was going to launch my next book. They said they cannot forget the delicious and sumptuous Tea which preceded the event. I said the caterer deserves all the credit and thought they would atleast make a passing mention of the writer’s book, but it was only wishful thinking, I realized.
I wonder why feedback is prompt and also spontaneous when it comes to food but not so when people buy books with an intention of reading them. I also feel if the people who are otherwise busy make time to have a cursory glance of the books they purchase and come back to the authors about their views, it matters a lot to the former. Feedback does not mean praise or criticism but a judicious mix of both.
n.meera raghavendra rao