Book Sales are Up

Nathan Bransford, one of TVWriter™’s favorite writers and writing consultants is here to talk about last week’s good news in the world of book publishing, mainly that – hallelujah! – book sales are up!

by Nathan Bransford


It’s not all doom and gloom out there in book land. Amid the pandemic and , per Jane Friedman book sales in 2020 are poised to be one of the best years in recent memory, with children’s books a particular bright spot.

Stacey Garratt and Jeff Rivera published an extensive look at systemic racism in the publishing industry. Quite a few authors have been asking me lately about what systemic bias looks like in practice, and this is a really good rundown.

It’s quite a fun game to try to spot as many books as possible on celebrity bookshelves. The celebrity bookshelf detective is on the case!

This article by Anne Trubek is one of the best posts on writing query letters I’ve read in years. It’s so important to remember your responsibility as an author and to treat a query letter with the importance it deserves. It’s an email that could land you a book deal….

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Need help with your book? Nathan is available for manuscript edits, query critiques, and coaching!

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