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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Industry Trends Blog from Writer's Digest Editor Jane Friedman

There Are No Rules, Jane Friedman's blog, has a nice wrap up of the Penwriters Conference that includes a section on industry trends in fiction (scroll down to see it). Agents are saying "Yes" to romance, dark stories, and the inspirational. "Noish" to mysteries and young adult.

She also has an insightful article on "Writers and Recession" that discusses not only how the economic downturn is affecting writers, but how the publishing industry itself is changing - and there's no going back to the days of print only, newspapers and hard copies. Good scouts should get prepared, boys and girls.


Pat Wahler said...

...and the times, they are a-changin'!

Yes indeed. Thanks for the links and the "what's selling" info!

zeldadg said...

No prob. Now if only we could see the future.

Margo Dill said...

Oh, yeah, just what I am working on a young adult novel for people to say no too. AHHH, such is the writing life. :)