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Is It Better To Be a ‘Frontlist’ or ‘Backlist’ Author?

It’s a trick question, and if you know mainstream publishing, you’ll know why

The June 20 issue Publishers Weekly focused on 2022 fall lists / Publishers Weekly

Mainstream publishers talk a lot about “lists” — and they don’t necessarily mean bestseller lists or the kind you see on Buzz Feed.

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.