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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fiction revolution nigh

The rise of ebooks will "fundamentally change" the types of stories that are written and who they are written by, an award-winning author has predicted.

Denise Mina Denise Mina won the prestigious award for her ninth novel The End of the Wasp Season

Denise Mina's book The End of the Wasp Season won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in Harrogate, Yorkshire, on Thursday.

Ebooks will "revolutionise everything" from book lengths to the dominance of middle-class authors, she said.

"People are very frightened in publishing at the moment," she said.

"Nobody knows what sells. More so now because the market's changing so fundamentally because of Kindle and electronic publishing. It's a fundamental shift in the way stories are put out into the world."

The Glaswegian writer was speaking after picking up the prestigious crime award for her ninth novel, which sees a pregnant detective piece together the connections between a grisly murder in Glasgow and a suicide in Kent.

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