RARA-AVIS: Changes in crime writing/publishing/reading

From: William Denton ( wtd@pobox.com)
Date: 27 May 2005

The month with Dennis Lynds is coming to an end, and there's another question I'd like to ask. Dennis, you've mentioned some of the changes in crime and mystery writing, publishing, and reading over your decades as a writer. How do you think things stand now? Readers of the more hardboiled and noir stuff, like us, have had some really good writers come along in the last decade, but I don't know how much they get read by the average mystery reader, or average reader. Lots of midlist writers are finding things tough. If I remember some recent statistics right, more books are getting published, but fewer read. On the good side, the Internet has made it easier for people to find out about and buy books from small presses and other continents. Do you think things are changing for the better? Are you glad you started out when you did?


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/

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