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by Maureen Crisp • October 24, 2017
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What is considered literary writing?
As more and more is published and ideas get reused over and over, authors come up with more unique styles of writing. The most recent Man Booker winner is an example of this. As writing gets more experimental we move into the future of publishing, where writing style adapts and morphs with other forms of art and technology. Where will we end up?
The Diverse Future of Publishing
It’s been a busy week in publishing. The wait is over and everyone now knows who won The Man Booker. The type of book is a little eyebrow raising. The author writes in 166 different voices to tell the story. Literary writing is becoming very experimental.
While everyone was waiting for the award to be announced, that perennial favourite in publishing, diversity, was back in water cooler discussions. Has the publishing industry got any better since the last time we all said we needed more diverse voices in publishing? Chris Jackson has an essay on Lit Hub about the need for social diversity in publishing. Are we just getting the same old stories being selected by the Ivy League grads?
Also in children’s publishing Macmillan has created a new imprint and handpicked a team to lead it. It’s all about interactivity… the hot new thing in non fiction children’s books…
If you haven’t checked out the Indie fringe conference… The videos are up. Immerse yourself in a treasure trove of content all about Author Business.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Two CEO’s were talking at Frankfurt about their industry. One was optimistic that Young People would continue to read lots of print books and that publishing was doing well. The other talked about the huge amount of customers who used to come to them but no longer do… Mike Shatzkin reflects on their speeches and what the messages might actually be. These CEO’s head up two of the biggest publishing houses in the world.
Looks like murky waters ahead…
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.