By Darvell Hunt
Publishers say they are looking for the next great idea for a book, yet they are leery about doing something drastically different. What a strange contradiction.
Many of the recent “break out” books have been stories that publishers have gone out on a limb to publish, yet publishers still tend to remain rather conservative in what they will print.
That makes decisions rather difficult for us writers. Do we try to write material like what we see currently out there that is selling well, assuming that there is a market for it, or do we try to create something new and exciting and different, and hope a publisher will take the chance on us?
Today I’m full of questions, but short on answers. What do you think?