By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson
As Book Country relaunches, it has become safe terrain for literary novelists. In fact, what began as a program only for writers of mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and thrillers in April 2011, this week is blowing open its frontiers to authors in more than 60 categories.
But no No write-up about Book Country can be complete without a mention of Author Solutions and its new role(s) in the online manuscript-development community run by Penguin. The vanity-publishing Author Solutions, profoundly unpopular with large parts of the US entrepreneurial authors corps, was bought by Penguin parent Pearson LLC a year ago, leading some authors to claim that Book Country is yet another Author Solutions-powered site.
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