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by Maureen Crisp • February 10, 2020
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There is a call for diverse books, but does that call for any author?
There has been a lot of controversy regarding authors creating books about cultures that they are not a part of. There are supporters on both sides of the argument, and publishers are struggling to keep an even center on the matter. It begs the question, just because publishers want diverse books, does that invite people not of the culture to the table?
The Grapes Of Wrath
Pic: Henry Fonda
Another week in publishing… another meltdown in publishing. Hopefully this is not a sign of a new normal for 2020.
So what is it this time?
The furore has been public and vitriolic. The author has disappeared. The publisher has tried to calm the waters, not sure if he just poured petrol on the fire with this press release.
Meanwhile in other publishing threats, The White House is trying to pull a book because of revealed national secrets that may be in it. Anybody who is close to National government has to have their manuscripts approved for release. Apparently this one was… weeks ago…
Writer Beware has a new collection of scams hitting the newbies and its Pay To Play or in this case pay to get profiles on magazines… sadly Publishers Weekly may also be in this camp.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
2020 is going to be an interesting year.
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.