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Monday, February 18, 2008

The Direction's the Reading World is Taking

I had an interesting conversation with a client in Arizona recently. I had suggested he might want to convert his novel into a graphics novel as well, to try and capture a share of that market. He was not aware of recent developments in the book industry, so the picture he had in his mind was of a series of 42-page comic books which would be serialized into a novel. He was shocked when I explained that now we have 300-page novels rather than much smaller comics. He was also shocked when I told him the cost of turning a novel such as his into a graphic novel would be between $75,000 and $250,000 just for the artwork, never mind the designing and printing. We immediately tabled that discussion.

Herein lies one of the problems in the reluctant reading field. Not only kids, but now many adults will only read something that is visually based rather than written word based. For a more detailed analysis of where this all is leading, you may want to subscribe to my FREE monthly newsletter. You can find a subscription form at any of the pages at .

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