Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Are unpublished novels best left unpublished? YES!

Date: 17 May 2007

Many have claimed that publishers are looking for what will sell. It has also been pointed out that a lot of good writers, while published, have been dropped by their publishers for lack of sales and that some of the bestselling authors are not very good writers. So are the publishers to blame or book buyers?

Yes, this is a bit simplistic, ignoring promotion and advertising, chasing short term profits at the expense of slowly building an audience, etc, but can we really complain about publishers publishing crap that sells without passng at least some of the blame on to those who are buying the crap?


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