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Offline Sandbox

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The Commercial Fiction Market
« on: May 30, 2008, 08:57:07 AM »
Wondering what you all think of the state of the fiction market these days. Seems like all I see coming across publishers marketplace is YA or genre. Seems like a couple years ago there was more room for commercial fiction. Thoughts? Sure hope I'm being paranoid.  :no:

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Offline Cujo5

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Re: The Commercial Fiction Market
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 09:37:23 AM »
I'm not 100% sure what is called commercial fiction. I write Science Fiction Young Adult, but if it does well then does it become Commercial SciFi? What exactly decides if it's commercial? I've always wanted to know so any insight would be gladly appreciated.

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Re: The Commercial Fiction Market
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 09:44:13 AM »
I mean adult commercial, non-genre, fiction. Genre would be a category such as Romance, Erotic, SF, Fantasy.
The whole commercial vs. literary is another thing- but for the purpose of my discussion, I'm talking about books that are debut but are similar to authors such as  Antita Shreve or Sue Miller or Wally Lamb....

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Re: The Commercial Fiction Market
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 01:55:39 PM »
I'm not 100% sure what is called commercial fiction.

I'm not either. That may be why I'm having trouble selling commercial fiction.  :wink:

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