bibliodiversity

I think I disagree with this “discoverability is a problem for publishers not for readers” idea. Readers may not /feel/ discoverability is a problem, but if we’ve not built systems to introduce readers to variety, newness, boldness, to introduce authors who might lie outside a reader’s normal patterns of reading, then readers everywhere are the poorer for it. Isn’t it part of our jobs as publishing professionals to foster bibliodiversity? To ensure that the readers of Patterson and Evanovich every now and then stumble upon a Chee or Heti or Hemon?