Now is a great time to publish a book and don’t let anyone tell you differently
What is your perception of the future of books? Is interest increasing, maintaining, or shrinking? The media would have us believing the end is near, at least as far as the book business, especially print books, is concerned.
- Eighteen to 29-year olds buy the most books, but those 30 to 44 are right behind them.
- When combining age ranges, those 13 to 17, 18 to 29, and 30 to 44 buy more books collectively than those 45 to 54, 55 to 64, and over 65.
- People over 65 buy the least number of books. I would have suspected the opposite, but I would have been wrong,
So, younger people are buying more books than older people. Who would have guessed? There is much for writers and publishers of books to be excited about. Click To Tweet
Given this, there is much for writers and publishers of books to be excited about, despite the media’s dire pronouncements to the contrary—and if this trend continues, the future of books will be even brighter still.
So now is a great time to write and publish a book. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The future of books is looking up.
Peter DeHaan is an author, publisher, and editor. He gives back to the writing community through this blog. Get insider info from his monthly newsletter. Sign up today!