Two Deep Questions

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

Deep question number one: Why has the launch of Harlequin Horizons provoked such a gigantic firestorm of indignation, when the launch of West Bow Press (which is exactly the same sort of venture, except way more expensive and with a referral fee scheme thrown in) not only didn’t cause a big outcry, but received some fairly positive mentions from industry professionals?

I have my own theories, but I’m interested in what others think.

Deep question number two: Is Thomas Nelson RWA-eligible? If so, why hasn’t RWA repudiated it as well?

One Response

  1. Darci

    I don’t see anything wrong with an aspiring writer supporting his/her work. You have to start somewhere. The market is saturated with seasoned writers, ghost writers and debut writers. Traditional publishing houses cannot afford to print every MS that is received. I feel that authors should support and encourage one another. We should support Westbow and Harlequin Horizons. I believe they will find diamonds in the rough as a result of this venture. Wait and see.

    Furthermore, I think it is ridiculous of Thomas Nelson (so-called Christian organization) to charge such outrageous prices.