Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy reviewd at Salon: after all

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 13 Jun 2001

Anthony Dauer wrote:

> If publishers are the ones to decide and not librarians or someone with the
> overall system of libraries, why are those works shelved in their genre
> ghettos? I would have assumed that libraries follow the Library of Congress
> not publishers.

Not always and increasingly not often, from what I can tell. But I think the publishers guide the LoC classifications in large part.

That still begs the question, though, about why publishers want some authors out of genre ghettos and not others.


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