Resignation a bit rocky
This morning I read today's Write Stuff post about defining genres and left a comment that was DELETED! WTF! I mean, is it necessary to delete the comment?
My comment mentioned that genres are mainly decided by publishing companies to help bookstores sell books. In the same manner, the recording industry uses the same strategy to sell albums by differentiating their target audience by marketing a project as 'country' or 'alt country' or 'punk americana country.' I referenced Peter Rubie's book Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction. It includes a section on how genres are defined. Rubie write to help writers pitch their work.
So, crassly speaking, genres help sell books. Or not so crassly, genres help publishers deliver titles to the correct audiences.
Why would that get DELETED? I don't get it. Whatever. I go back to work now.
UPDATE: Not only was my post deleted, but someone else's (username Square1) was also deleted. Thanks to Google Reader (I RSS the Write Stuff comments), I was able to learn this detail. I wonder if there is a glitch in their comments software, because Square1 left a comment on my final Write Stuff post, Rainless among marram that was not deleted.