What if the novelist is struggling to pay their bills, and an editor says “write the next Hunger…
Kim Crawley

You’re naive. Publishers are primarily motivated by the almighty dollar. If they think a copycat will make more money than something “original” (nothing is truly original), they’ll dangle money in the non-rich/famous novelist’s face and want them to write what they think will sell.

You’re blaming the low income schmoes (impoverished writers) for decisions that are made by the fat cats.

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