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    @PeteMC666 PeteMC's Avatar
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    BBC Article on literary prizes and the future of publishing

    Did anyone else see this?

    It's interesting that the only reference to e-publishing in the whole article is an acknowledgement that Fifty Shades of Gray "came out of the depths of the internet".

    Admittedly e-books are nowhere near as popular (or even heard of) in the UK as they are in the States, but I wonder if this just the BBC making its usual attempt at cultural elitism or if it's a real reflection of the non genre-reading public's perception. Thoughts, anyone?

    Edit: there is also this statement "As a result, shoals of agents and publishers are cruising like basking sharks in the shallows of fan fiction on the look out for the next unpredictable phenomenon." which I think is highly unlikely, but as ever I could be wrong!
    Last edited by PeteMC; September 16th, 2012 at 03:22 PM.

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