E-Book Era Pressures Writers to Write Faster

Once thought productive, one book a year from a beloved author doesn’t cut it any more for fans whose book consumption has accelerated in the e-book era (Writer’s Cramp: In the E-Reader Era, a Book a Year Is Slacking):

For years, it was a schedule as predictable as a calendar: novelists who specialized in mysteries, thrillers and romance would write one book a year, output that was considered not only sufficient, but productive.
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But the e-book age has accelerated the metabolism of book publishing. Authors are now pulling the literary equivalent of a double shift, churning out short stories, novellas or even an extra full-length book each year.

Read much more at the New York Times.


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