Authors speak out against ethnic and cultural stereotyping

Writers believe that the publishing industry still views them largely through a prism of ethnicity, but industry insiders say that there is no pigeonholing based on race. Authors told The Bookseller they are still defined by their racial identity for marketing purposes and receive more success when they write about “minority issues”. However, editors and publishers have said that publishing houses do not see authors as being able to write about only one thing because of their ethnicity. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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