- What percentage of trade titles are new fiction, vs. "evergreen" such as Dune or Lord of the Rings, vs. classic revivals.
- What percentage of trade sales fall into these categories?
- What percentage of independent press titles and sales fall into these categories?
ie:, I'd like to fill in this grid with percentages.
|New Fiction||Evergreen titles||Classic Revivals|
I have no intuition about the answers here, but I'm curious what portion of the reading in our field is looking backwards rather than forward? I suspect there's some very interesting deep cultural analysis in these sorts of trends. I may take a crack at it sometime when I'm not busily drafting a novel.
Thoughts? Facts? Slings and arrows?