Coming to the end of a very strange year, I was thinking of something I could do for the December Thursdays. I began to think about how writing, reading, publishing, and the whole thing took a very odd turn thanks to Covid-19. Some people saw book sales soar while many saw them either drop or stay low. I read articles about how more people are reading and others say how lockdowns made people avoid books. I saw authors explode all over social media in an attempt to sell books to those they considered a captive and desperate audience. I saw others kind of shrug and figure that this really isn’t going to change their luck. We all have different thoughts and perspectives on how 2020 went, so let’s share them.
- Did you find it easier, harder, or the same to write books this year? Why?
- What impact do you think the pandemic had on readers?
- Did you learn anything new as an author or reader this year?