Are Book Bloggers Out of Touch with Publishing?/ posted in: Book Discussion, Reading
I started thinking about this when I read the charts of what was selling on Amazon. I hadn’t heard of most of the books. I feel like I’m pretty immersed in book world. Why wasn’t I hearing about any of these super popular books on blogs?
Here’s what is on the New York Times Best Sellers list as I write this.
I hadn’t heard of any of these books. Has anyone read these? Has anyone seen a blogger discuss them? Honestly, I love Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series but I had no idea this was out.
This is the nonfiction list.
Ok, first of all, this is bloody terrifying. The first two books are pro-Trump screeds? Not good.
Educated looks good and David Sedaris is funny but again, I hadn’t heard of these books before looking this up.
So why is this?
- Bloggers are so immersed in bookdom that we see the mid-list books that sound amazing and head for those.
- Do these fall under “guilty pleasure” reading? I don’t like the term but you know what I mean. I’ll read the Silva eventually because I’ve read the rest of the series but I won’t blog about it. That’s mostly because it is number 2 million or something in the series so it is hard to talk about and have it make any sense to people who don’t know the series.
- Are there other reasons I’m not thinking of?