At Boston’s GrubStreet creative writing center and online at Writer Unboxed, new efforts to bring diverse voices into publishing heighten a bookish search for relevance and authors’ growing sense of shared responsibility.
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After nine years with the company, the affable director of author and publisher relations is moving on, his wry honesty echoing in the industry: “The good news is that today everybody can publish a book. The bad news is that today everybody an publish a book.”