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Posts Tagged ‘Zane’

Stephen King Leads List of Hollywood’s Most Powerful Authors

The Hollywood Reporter has picked the top 25 Most Powerful Authors in Hollywood.

The top five writers on the list are all literary band names. Stephen KingElmore LeonardNicholas SparksEL James and Suzanne Collins hold the top five spots, respectively. However, the magazine also listed a number of “Authors To Look Out For,” a list filled with up-and-coming authors. We’ve rounded up those top six writers below…

Here’s more about the list: “THR selected those living authors who have been most successful in shepherding their books from page to screen, balancing success in publishing (total output, sales, best-sellers) and in Hollywood (completed adaptations, projects in development, screenwriting and producing credits) while accounting for cultural influence. More power to them.”

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Zane Sparks Debate about African-American Sections in Bookstores

GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera interviewed erotica author Zane for mediabistro.com’s So What Do You Do? feature today.

In the interview, Zane (pictured, via) tackled a tough question: “What are your thoughts on bookstores shelving books in the African-American section instead of alongside other fiction works?”

Zane replied: “They sell better. That’s been documented. There’s no question about that. When someone goes into a bookstore and they’re looking for African-American books, they’re going to look for the African-American section. If they dig mystery books, they’re going to look at the mystery section. I’ve done my research and seen the figures; I’ve met with the owners and heads of bookstore chains. I used to sit in a Borders bookstore, bring my manuscript submissions with me to read, and for hours on the weekends I’d watch how people selected books, what caught their attention, what made some people look at books more, and what they actually took to the register.”

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Who Are the Most Influential Black Fiction Writers on Twitter?

The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog has compiled a list entitled “Top 25 Most Influential Black Fiction Writers on Twitter.”

The authors were ranked based on their Klout score; the site measures a person’s overall online influence. A few of the writers who made the cut included Zane, Danielle Evans, and Kayla Perrin. Check out the post for the full list.

Here’s more from the list’s introduction: “These aren’t writers who are simply concerned with promoting their own brand…Most of them have composed  thousands of tweets, and interact with their readers everyday…Some offer advice. Some talk about their families. Some share funny pictures and make jokes.”