Apparently so, according to a fabulous article in the December issue of Esquire Magazine. The “A Thousand Words” column by Stephen Marche is entitled, “The Golden Age for Writers is Right Now” and puts forth plenty of good news and stats for current emerging authors, including:
- Revenue for adult hardcover books is up 8.3% from 2011, and paperbacks are up 8.2%.
- Book sales for young adults and children grew by 12% last year.
- The average American read seventeen books in 2011, the highest number since Gallup and Pew began tracking the figures in 1990.
A great article — get yourself a copy and be happy and encouraged to be a writer in this age!
Meanwhile, more booksellers than ever are actively promoting their part of this spend-crazy Black Friday weekend, so get shopping and reading and we’ll be back after the holiday feeding frenzy with new advice to promote your works during this holiday season!