Booker Prize Exclusion Of Self-Published Works Perpetuates “LITERARY SNOBBERY”

The Man Booker Prize, which yesterday published its shortlist for 2017, should be opened up to self-published authors to reflect the rapidly changing bookselling environment. Self-published books are now responsible for a significant and ever-increasing share of the market, so the continued exclusion of these works perpetuates the “literary snobbery” that it says is prevalent in the traditional publishing industry….