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Underground Fiction, Online and in Plain Sight
NEW YORK, NY – June 7, 2010 – “Underground fiction” also known as non-tradition forms of publishing literature are becoming more and more prevalent in America. Amazon.com’s Createspace.com is a leading distributer of underground fiction.
By: Regina DiMarco
Smashwords.com too has assisted in Mr. Crawfield’s monumental climb from obscurity into the main arena of relatively known American authors. By opening the doors to e-readers such as Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Palm and more, authors like Baker Crawfield have the opportunity to greet his new audience on many platforms that just a few years ago did not exist.
By offering these services nearly free of cost, the above mentioned organizations are bringing a flavor back to the at-home library and bookstore. Available online, titles such as Manhattan Underground cannot be found in stores. Traditional publishing houses such as Random House and Simon and Schuster still have an iron grip on these traditional distribution venues. When asked why he thought that was, Mr. Baker Crawfield replied, “that is the final line between mainstream and underground publishing and their authors. If that line breaks down then the non-traditional authors are once again subjugated to an impenetrable audience and to the whims of traditional publishers.”
In its first month Manhattan Underground has grossed more than 1,000 copies sold online. This unique success rivals many and most first time authors of any traditional publishing house, begging the question: will traditional publishing swallow another loophole for unknowns to find their audience? For now the answer still looms but so too does the opportunity for any and all who have something to say, or a story to tell. Manhattan Underground by Baker Crawfield is a coming of age story about music and musicians, lust and love, drugs and addiction. It takes place in the magical and turbulent city of New York.
Learn more about Baker Crawfield and his debut novel, Manhattan Underground at www.bakercrawfield.com.
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Author of the breakout novel "Manhattan Underground"