jathomas – 2008-06-02 8:06 PM jamesaritchie.. I would never write anything commercial that was truly original unless I was dating the publisher’s daughter, and I’m much too old for that. James T.
I’m not sure what you mean by this, but something is either commercially viable, or no publisher will want it. Even small, literary publishers have to make a profit or go out of business.
Believe me, any publisher’s marketing department is going to have a much better answer to this question than any small group of readers can give you. Their readership is a group of several hundred thousand to millions, and they know what will cause controversy, and what won’t.