With all the cool changes Independent publishing and digital publishing are bringing to the industry, I think more and more, books will be only part of the reader to author experience. How cool would it be to be able to rock a signed t-shirt of your favorite series, flaunt a mug with a character quote or dangle on your bookcharm on your keys for all to see? And all before those books even get made into movies!
I believe in the author as a franchise. And I may not be the only one.
I don’t know about you, but I would have totally worn a Twilight t-shirt before it became a franchise.