We have started an interesting discussion on our blog (www.ladykillers.typepad.com
) about publishers making blanket decisions on what sells and what doesn't. It all started because one of our blog members was told "opera doesn't sell." Tell that the Pavarotti next time he's headed for Central Park!
My feeling is that by coming up with these statements, based on maybe one bad experience or one unexpected success, a lot of potentially good books never get written.
What's the answer?