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June 21, 2007 4:56 AM Subscribe
Should I follow in the footsteps of Douglas Adams?
posted by humblepigeon to Writing & Language (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm writing my first novel. I have a strong idea that's similar to Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently series—comedy sci-fi/fantasy (but mainly humor). I'm concerned that this might not be a commercially sound idea for a novel. Put simply, is my novel likely to appeal to mainstream publishers? Or will the sci-fi/fantasy tag turn them off? Will the novel be classed as children's fiction and, if so, is this a bad thing? I'm in the UK and will approach UK agents/publishers. I know there are publishing professionals and even authors here on MeFi. I'm hoping to tap into some commercial publishing nous. Thanks!