Monday, June 09, 2008

Top writers feel heat from publishers' presses

Some resist call for a book each year

In an age when reading for pleasure is declining, book publishers increasingly are counting on their biggest moneymaking writers to crank out books at a rate of at least one a year, right on schedule, and sometimes faster than that.

Many top-selling writers, such as John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark, have turned out at least one book annually for years. Now some writers are beginning to grumble about the pressure, and some are refusing to comply.

Top writers feel heat from publishers' presses

1 comment:

ckubala said...

I'm certain readers will appreciate this. I hope publishers take heed. No one likes to see books cranked out!

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