As reported in The Onion, the current strike by the Novelists Guild of America "has had no impact on the nation at all." The strike, which has "brought an immediate halt to all new novels, novellas, and novelettes from coast to coast" has reportedly "affect[ed] no one."
The article goes on to note:
A report published last week by the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication found that the strike has thus far had an economic impact of approximately 0.00 to 0.01 percent. In addition, consumer habits remain unaffected, with 0 percent of those polled saying their reading habits had changed "significantly," 0 percent saying they had changed "somewhat," and an additional 0 saying they had changed "slightly." A significant number of respondents reported no reading habits.
Tough times, my friends...I have been on strike since June of 2006, but so far the impact has sadly been minimal.