Author David Barnett thinks they should and he explains why in this post in the Guardian.
And he puts his money where his mouth is by agreeing to a request by his publisher Trapeze, an imprint of the Hachette company Orion, to included “full, movie-style credits” at the back of his upcoming novel Things Can Only Get Better .
Mr. Barnett also points out that while “books are generally presented as the work of one person … almost 60 others worked on mine.” However, he also wonders “will readers care enough to read about them?”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.