News services and book genres such as nonfiction, current events and American history might have new avenues to explore for distribution and style. What happened May 1 through 11 has changed the rules, and writers and journalist must take note.
I will not rehash the events of May 1. We all know of the raid and subsequent killing of Osama bin Laden.
Radio’s Lynn Neary spoke with Jon Meacham, editor of the anthology “Beyond Bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror,” and Mark Reznick, editor of the book “SEAL Team Six.” Reznick’s book had its release date moved from May 21 to May 6, according to a publicist at St. Martin’s Press. Both represent the new “fast release movement” for books to keep current with the 24/7 news cycle and to provide a “long-form” analysis as opposed to the three paragraphs we find on Web-based newspapers and magazines.