- Question 1: There seems to be a general impression that books with diverse characters "don't sell." Is this true?
- — Courtney Milan (@courtneymilan)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:52:55"Imagine a world where they didn't know how to package duke books so they put wicker furniture on the front cover."
- — MaggieWorth (@MaggieSheWrote)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:55:59Imagine NY said "dukes don't sell" and then they pubbed *1* duke book by *1* duke author and put white wicker furniture on the cover #RWA15
- — MaggieWorth (@MaggieSheWrote)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:54:04It's not that diverse books won't sell, it's that pubs aren't sure how to sell them -- and maybe they don't want to take a risk. #RWA15
- — Susanna Fraser (@susannafraser)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:54:30Self-publishing has shown that diverse romance CAN sell--publishers haven't always known how to market them. #RWA15
- — Kelly Maher (@kmmaher)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:57:39
- — Courtney Milan (@courtneymilan)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:57:46.@SugarJamison in fact had curtains/wicker furniture on her first book. Got shelved in African American section.
- — Courtney Milan (@courtneymilan)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:59:59. @CorrinaLawson says she's white & writes diverse characters, and hasn't had the same problems w/other panelists with production.
- — Jessica Scott (@JessicaScott09)Thu, Jul 23 2015 13:59:06
Diversity in Romance: Why It Matters #RWA15
A panel with Rebekah Weatherspoon, Sugar Jamison, Farrah Rochon, Alisha Rai and Corrina Lawson
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