RARA-AVIS: Re: Richard Barre and Midlist Crises

Reed Andrus (randrus@home.com)
Sat, 02 Oct 1999 14:33:16 -0700

> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 15:06:59 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: up and coming hb writers
> I want to add Richard Barre's name to the list of hard boiled up and
> comers. He carries the classic PI torch with grace and dignity.

Hi Terrill!

Agree 100% with your assessment, but Barre's rise has been stalled by his removal from his publisher's midlist offerings (along with many other recent authors, most of whom don't fit into the interest level of this group). Someone said he's been dropped because the chain stores aren't selling enough of his books, and so his publishing house is kow-towing to the buyers. Big problem being widely discussed among writers these days.

... Reed

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