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If you think all you need to make it in publishing is a great story, think again. While descriptors like genre, gender and race (used either to categorize content, or its authors) can help to market books to specific audiences, they can also be too limiting. Books filed under "African American Literature" or "Chick Lit" and be overlooked or never even discovered by readers hungry for a good story.
In the new publishing paradigm where readers are building their own communities with blogs, social networks and other technologies, is there an opportunity to break your book out of this box?
TERI COYNE will moderate this important discussion, with literary agent JENNIFER WELTZ, authors VIRIGINA DEBERRY AND DONNA GRANT, author and publishing expert RON HOGAN, and She Writes' Founder KAMY WICOFF on how to make categorization work for, not against, both readers and writers.
It's good to talk.