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Online commentator Alex Good ponders the death of Imprint in a comment piece on his website, Good Reports. Good does mourn the show’s passing, but also throws out some reasons why books and television simply don’t play well together. For example: “Another reason author interviews so rarely work on TV stems from the almost pathological sensitivity writers have. Anyone who has had any dealing with writers, however slight, knows this. You have to be nice. But once you combine a nice-by-nature host (Tina Srebotnjak) with an interview format that looks more and more like a staged Hollywood junket (that is, pure promotion), and an interviewee with less than nothing to say, the results can be (and often were) painfully banal.”

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Click here for Alex Good’s comment on Imprint