Re: RARA-AVIS: Racism in Cain

Date: 16 Nov 2005

In a message dated 11/16/2005 2:58:51 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:
"I think the idea of crime in a book turns some people against the writing automatically."

But doesn't it raise the publisher's advance? A long time ago, I saw Sarah Schulman read and she said she got substantially more for After Delores because of its crime fiction elements.

Mark If you're comparing the advance paid for literary novels to what's paid for crime novels, you're correct. At this point I'm a bottom-feeder when it comes to crime novel pay, but my literary novel friends drool over the amount I get. Of course, there are the top few who make a lot, no matter what kind of writing you're talking about. Vicki

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