Thank you, Motoko, for portraying the publishing industry as one long cocktail party. Admittedly, you have written a brilliant article here. On the surface, this is an earnest report of the adventures of the Stein siblings at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but it actually reads more like the New York Social Diary than the New York Times.
I am surprised that more people have not blogged about this article, but this may be because they are afraid it might be true. We have only ourselves to blame if it is.