After an amazing read, thank you Mr Johnson, I am now reviewing something so banal that I have to put my work aside so that I do not write something cruel*. But I am so puzzled. I understand marketing (although at times I wish I didn’t). I understand the fact that I can not get inside the heads of all potential readership markets. I even understand that publishers may take a gamble, even on the soporific. Given that, I still have no idea how some things get published. Sheesh.
*actually, I have written something cruel — quite a bit, but that’s the first, soon-to-be-deleted draft that we shall call therapy.