Why Hasn’t the Liberal Media Already Been Recruited to Campaign for Books?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead story discusses Barry Eisler’s effort to recruit the liberal media to help sell his novel Inside Out, a book that is heavily critical of America’s use of torture in the war on terror. So, why hasn’t someone done this before? Is it because thriller writing is largely the domain of political conservatives, folks with a win-at-all-costs attitude? Is it that peaceable liberal politics just doesn’t make for highly charged, action-oriented fiction? Yes, I’m oversimplifying and generalizing, but it begs the question: Why hasn’t the liberal media — whether it’s Keith Olberman or Bill Maher or Rachel Maddow — been used by authors and the publishing industry to push left-leaning books?  Why haven’t left-leaning authors gotten more aggressively into the media space?

Read our story and let us know what you think in the comments…and keep it clean, people.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.