Is Trump Ruining Book Sales? Critical Linking: July 27, 2017

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Due to the political circumstances, Massey said, “I was sort of jokingly told that any books that weren’t political, dystopian, or both, weren’t really selling.” Trump’s Presidential win has sent a rippling effect through the book publishing world, affecting authors, booksellers, editors, agents, and publicists: In a world where reality has become stranger than fiction, actual books are no longer selling.

Book sales data does not bear up the idea that books in general aren’t selling, but I’d believe that certain types are doing better than others.

Michael Bennett, the outspoken Seattle Seahawks football star, will publish a memoir titled “How to Make White People Uncomfortable” with Haymarket Books next year.

Publishers Weekly reports that the book will be co-written by Dave Zirin, the sports editor at the Nation magazine and host of the popular podcast “Edge of Sports.”


Diana Prince has a Christmas gift for you — but you can’t peek for 2 1/2 years. Warner Bros said today that its sequel Wonder Woman 2 starring Gal Gadot will crash into megaplexes and Imax theaters on December 13, 2019. No director is set for Round 2.

Mark your calendars!

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