I think we in the writing community are pretty supportive of our authors. We buy their books, write rave reviews on our blogs, and come up with complex, educated reasons why this author or that book is so great. But what if the rest of the world got as into these books and authors as we did?
What if Writers were the new Rock Stars?
For one thing, they definitely couldn't go out without being thronged by screaming hordes of fans. Look at poor John Green, signing autographs on his way to the grocery store.
Kids would decorate their rooms with all the latest paraphernalia of their favorite YA novels.
Instead of debating on message boards and Amazon, the masses would take their opinions to the streets.
Even celebrities would get in on the craze. Beyonce has paparazzi cameras flickering with her stylish support of the writing community.
And book readings/signings? They couldn't take place at a table in Barnes and Noble anymore.