The Book Was Better | The Adaptation Game
March 14, 2022
Whsmith, the UK's largest bookstore chain, has been accused of paying publishers to feature books on their bestseller charts. https://inews.co.uk/news/whsmith-bestselling-book-chart-rankings-publishers-paid-feature-1415545
The Nelson Agency has released their end of year stats for their agency. The results are… interesting (and pessimistic for all you new authors looking for a traditional deal). https://nelsonagency.com/2022/01/2021-nla-end-of-year-stats/
In a study of the top 100 films from 2000-2017, it was found that films based on books earned 53% more at the worldwide box office. This is largely due to the fact that books are often more in-depth and have a more complex plot than films. The article also discusses how film adaptations of books can be a double-edged sword, as they can be both a blessing and a curse. https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2018/07/11/why-book-based-films-earn-53-more-at-the-worldwide-box-office/?sh=4a9ac3f8306f
Publishers are looking for new ways to adapt their books into other formats. The adaptation game is a way for publishers to find new and innovative ways to adapt their books into other formats. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/adaptation-game-1301027
George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, offers advice on how to get started writing a book. He suggests that writers should start by writing about what they know, and to use their own voice. He also recommends that writers read as much as possible and to keep writing. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jan/08/always-wanted-to-write-booker-winner-george-saunders-on-how-to-get-started
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