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Backlist Title Dilemma

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I was emailing with a friend of mine over two backlist titles from authors whose recent work we both enjoyed tremendously.   The backlist titles were such poor quality compared to the recent works and I thought that had I read those backlist titles, I would never have wanted to pick up the recent works.

I know that Nora Roberts does not want Promise Me Tomorrow ever re-released and Jennifer Crusie is not a big fan of her novella, Sizzle (which I didn’t think was that bad).    I recall Iris Johansen trying to disclaim her past romance novel writing history.

From a reader point of view, do you think authors should remove backlist titles from circulation (if they could) that don’t reflect their current work, either in quality or tone?   Authors, are there books you would remove from circulation, if possible?

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Poll: Movies and Books

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New Moon was released this past weekend and grossed a whopping $140.7 million. Record shattering.   New Moon also debuted at No. 5 on the NYT Bestseller Children’s list and spent 11 consecutive weeks on the list.

There is obviously overlap between the readers and movie goers.   So I ask you, will you see a movie of a book you’ve read and conversely, will you read a book of a movie you’ve seen. (I bought Q&A by Vikas Swarup after watching Slumdog Millionaire).