Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Book Sales R Up!

Forget the stock market. Sales of adult fiction climbed 8.8 percent last year. E-book sales also climbed dramatically and juvenile books also had a strong showing.

Yay. Could this mean the long publishing nightmare is over? Do we poor writers now stand a better chance of getting our books published?

Does this news make you more hopeful?


  1. I've always been hopeful or I woulda done myself in long ago.

    I've never understood the "the economy is bad, publishing is suffering as a result." People don't stop reading during recessions. That's got to be one of the most recession-proof industries around. People stop reading when books, by and large, suck. I suppose that's another debate altogether.

  2. It does give me hope, unless the "adult fiction" category the same as "adult movie." Nevertheless, I will continue to plug away. Thanks.