Last weekend I was having a chat with a friend who knows a bunch of well-respected, published authors and a part of that conversation was about the troubles of ‘midlist’ authors can face.
For a long time I’ve known roughly what ‘the midlist’ was, simply from my reading about publishing, but I realised that I’d never seen a technical definition of it. That made me wonder if I actually did know what it was.
So then I found this really wonderful description by author Kris Rusch that was interesting not only for the definition of the midlist author, but all the other things said in the post about the economics of publishing.
Again, if you know about how publishers work it’s not exactly news, but I really liked how she describes it. Which is why I’m sharing it here.
I’m also kind of in love with the theme on her site… but that’s another story.