Re: RARA-AVIS: more on the future of crime fiction

From: Fred Willard (
Date: 22 Jun 2009

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    The conventional wisdom of the book biz becomes self-fulfilling prophecy when you have the same committee determining titles and shelf- space.

    I'd rather this not be the case, but it seems to be the reality that writers and readers have to deal with at the moment.

    It's like the real estate business, everyone chases the same high profit niche.


    On Jun 22, 2009, at 11:19 AM, davezeltserman wrote:

    > Since I posted about the scarcity of crime/mystery/thriller deals
    > being announced on Publisher's Marketplace a month or so ago,
    > nothing has changed. This week; 2 mystery deals, 0 thriller deals,
    > 15 romance deals. 9-12 months from now the effect of this will be
    > hitting the bookstores as the amount of new crime/mystery/thriller
    > titles will dwindle to a fraction of what we're used to.
    > --Dave

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