Praying For a Bust
Bill Quick

Is the conservative book boom bubble about to burst? –

“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.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Praying For a Bust — 2 Comments

  1. Like almost all journalistic reports, this provides no context, no numbers, only doom & gloom.

    Even the article stated that Liberal books weren’t selling as well.

    So compare the decline of conservative publications with the publishing industry as a whole.

    Oh, right. That requires research and pesky math stuff. Not the realm of modern journalists, who just write about conservative decline without using things like truth and facts.