Constance May 2nd, 2007
As so many of us have noticed,Â over the least few yearsÂ thereÂ has beenÂ a contraction and elimination of book reviews in theÂ traditional print media.Â Recently the pace of this has speeded up,Â as this article speaks to.
Is this going to be an opportunity for those who have been traditionally shut out of the reviewing / critiquing media, or is this going to ultimately further hurt published writers?
Certainly within the genre communities, online reviewers have proliferated like kudzu in Georgia.Â There are so many really good ones, and interesting ones, that I personally have bookmarked, that I cannot keep up with them.Â Â And these don’t include the other review and critique sites for books that are not necessarily genre or even fiction.
Since the publishing industry-book review in newspapers and magazines industry have been so thoroughly entwinedÂ and inter-dependent for so long, and with both industries changing so much, what do you think the future of this will be?