Keeping Track of Achievement

After four days of the Olympics, Canada has four medals. That’s not a great number but it’s significant for us. The following table will help keep track of the totals as they accumulate.

View the vancouver2010.com medals’ table

The first gold to be won by a Canadian in Canada was hugely celebrated… and is still being celebrated, almost to the point of ignoring the other medalists, which I think is wrong. Their achievements are equally important but are being overshadowed.

It has me wondering how new authors feel when their debut work is released by the publisher at the same time as a large number of other titles. Does the hype surrounding the big names leave the work of newer authors in the shadows? Or do they benefit by being included and swept along with those of the more celebrated authors?

If you could choose, would you wish your newest title to be released by itself, or at the same time as several others?