I was thinking one day about books that have been published in recent time, and it seems that there is no standard that makes a book publishable. For instance, without naming any names, there are quite a few writers out there, even best-selling ones, who aren't that talented, and then there are some who are very talented. So what makes a book publishable? What are these standards? Furthermore, most people don't like writers who overdo descriptions, and yet there are many writers who write long books with good imagery and description--two that come to mind are Stephen King and Dean Koontz. As well as Suzanne Collins, Ray Bradbury, Christopher Paolini, Jodi Picoult, J. R. R. Tolkien...the list goes on and on. So, as a second part to my question, how much description is "allowed" to be in a best-selling novel? Is there, in your opinion, a limit?