From what I've seen as a freelance copyeditor for nonfiction
publishers, they cut their lists late last year. I suspect the trade
publishers have done the same, maybe more. We'll have a much less
variety in the bookstores in the fall.
> yeah, but Andrew, this isn't just taking what my agent is saying but seeing what deals are being announced on Publishers Marketplace. 1 crime and mystery deal, 1 thriller deal--and this is for early May?? This slowdown of deals has been going on for the last 6 months, which means 12-18 months from now we're going to see a lot less crime and thriller books in the stores than what we've been accustomed to (if bookstores are still around 12-18 months from now...)
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