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by Maureen Crisp • January 30, 2017
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As the NYT Bestseller lists start to shrink authors are beginning to worry.
It is difficult enough to get on these lists, and now it seems it will be even more difficult. Authors and illustrators, such as ones of the graphic novel genre, are worried for their now lowered chances of getting on bestselling lists. What will happen to these genres? Will they suffer from this list change?
The Merry Go Round
This week agents and publishers have been talking about changes to the New York Times Bestsellers List. In 2015 The NY Times added a lot of categories that were seen as good news for publishers and authors in the diverse and children’s markets. Not any more. It seems that most of the children’s books categories have been pulled leaving only MG and YA Hardcover and Picture Books and Series. Mass Market Paperback and Graphic Novel bestseller lists have been pulled. Print and Ebooks have been combined. Publishers Weekly reports on the changes. Publishers and Agents are already flagging that unless you have a lot of marketing dollars to go hardcover, chances will be slim to get on the list in future. In other news George Orwell’s 1984 is topping the Bestseller lists… I wonder why?
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Sell sheets – Judith Briales- on The Book Designer- Bookmark
Get your writing plans locked in and jump on the Merry Go Round again.
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.