Check out this post on keeping up with book industry trends from Megan Morgan’s blog.
If you’re a writer, you’re often going to hear people talk about the business of writing, and they’re going to say things like “you have to keep up with the industry” or “you have to keep on top of changing trends.” So, what does that mean? What exactly do you need to keep your eye on, and what do you need to look out for?
Well, the problem with “the industry” is that at any given moment, most of it doesn’t make sense.
When people tell you to “keep up” they usually mean figure out what’s selling right now. Okay, so you can go to the NYT Bestseller lists, and you can see what’s on top, how long it’s been there, and what sort of books are really flying off the shelves. That’s what’s hot RIGHT NOW, that’s what the “industry” is focused on.
But, there’s a problem with…
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