“Ten years ago, the genre was a major source of intellectual energy on the right, and the site of a publishing boom, with conservative imprints popping up at industry giants like Random House and Penguin,” Coppins writes. “But after a decade of disruption, uneven sales, and fierce competition, many leading figures in the conservative literati fear the market has devolved into an echo of cable news, where an overcrowded field of preachers feverishly contends for the attention of the same choir.”
His ominous warning: “The gutting of the conservative book market could mark the end of a cycle that began in the summer of 1987.”
I suggest that this is more wishful thinking that actual analysis. But then, that’s pretty much what MSM “reportiing” has become these days.