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Do Movie Adaptations Impact Book Sales?

In a culture that has valued literature for centuries, adapting books for the big screen is becoming equally revered. We can now find quality stories in both TV shows and movies from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. With recent adaptations such as Little Women, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, All the Bright Places, Little Fires Everywhere, and Big Little Lies, it’s no surprise that book lovers are elated: avid readers are often pleasantly surprised when their favorite books are adapted into a movie or TV series.


What Ever Happened to New Adult?

Over a decade ago, readers, authors, and publishers alike started to recognize a widening gap between the young adult and adult fiction genres. While the young adult genre tends to encompass stories targeted toward readers ages twelve to eighteen, adult fiction almost always features thirty-year-olds and older. This left out an entire market of twenty-somethings who wanted their stories told as well. Hence, in 2009, St. Martin’s Press coined the term “new adult” to describe this subgenre of fiction that bridged the gap between YA and adult.