November 5-7, 2020
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Book Publishing Trends in 2020: What Writers Need to Know

It’s been a transformative year for all businesses and creative people, and that includes even the slow-moving and stable business of book publishing. While book sales are known for resiliency during recession, and social justice issues have led to increased sales this year, it’s not possible or desirable for book publishing to proceed business as usual. No one will go unaffected—not authors, editors or agents, not booksellers, librarians or reviewers. Two industry veterans discuss the big-picture changes still unfolding, the questions raised for writers, and what to watch for in the months ahead.