See Jane Run…From Zombies…Again

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox

Jane Austen

Yesterday, BoingBoing posted a contest to win a HP Envy 15 laptop.  The prize would go to the best literary mash-up.  Not the best story, the best mash-up.  What, pray-tell, is this world coming to?

Today, in Publishers Marketplace, yet another Jane Austen mash-up has been sold (Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons).  Are writers so starved for stories and unable to create their own style that they steal content and styles from other writers?  Or is this a brilliant tool to bring the classics to a new audience?  What’s more, just two days ago came the news that Natalie Portman will star in a film version of the book that started this fad, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

I have Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I haven’t read it.  Oddly enough, it’s the Pride and Prejudice part that I’m dreading.

About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox has worked as Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives. She is a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.