Should You Write to Market? | What Readers and Literary Agents Want in a Novel

If you’re an author hoping to get traditionally published, you might have asked yourself if you should try to write to market. Is it necessary to worry about what readers want in a novel—well, maybe we should say what literary agents and major publishers think readers want in a novel—or should you not care at … Continue reading Should You Write to Market? | What Readers and Literary Agents Want in a Novel

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Something’s Up with Where the Crawdads Sing | How a Book Sold Millions of Copies

When a book spends 124 weeks on the bestseller list and sells an estimated 7 million copies in two years, you gotta wonder what sets it apart from other books. A big marketing push can send a novel to the top for a week, and when Oprah or Reece Witherspoon select it for their book … Continue reading Something’s Up with Where the Crawdads Sing | How a Book Sold Millions of Copies

2021 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation

IT GOES without saying that this has been a tumultuous, tragic, and terrifying year, and to writers hoping for a publishing contract, or book lovers looking for their ravenous thirst to be quenched, it begs the question: What will publishing trends look like in 2021? Will it be a year of rom-coms, slapstick comedy, and … Continue reading 2021 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation