On The Dawn Of The Golden Moment

August 11th, 2006 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

We know that the book-buying audience is diminishing, and it’s just such a heroic effort to stay alive. We know that the reading audience is diminishing; we know that certainly this generation of kids has a lot more to do to distract them from reading books than one or two generations ago even. So part of it is the changing economics of publishing, and the need to have a healthy bottom line. And commercial work always, in the history of publishing, ensures the bottom line whereas literary work never does. And that’s just the way it is, and that makes sense.

However, there is this golden moment of women writers right now; it’s like a golden age and a blossoming of women fiction writers, and it’s not getting that much attention.

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  • Joan Kelly // Aug 14, 2006 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t like the way chick lit gets dismissed, as it feels sometimes like it’s just because of its association with women, period. I do like the way Elizabeth Merrick refuses to back down about her concerns. They make sense to me. Thanks for this link, BS.