The election of president Donald Trump apparently caught the book publishing industry off guard. According to this article found by Writer’s Relief in Politico:
The perspectives of the white working classes and the rural poor, the demographics that handed Trump the presidency in 2016, have been largely absent from the novels printed every year. And as these demographics become increasingly central to the country’s political conversations, the publishing industry is wondering what it needs to do to change.
Learn more about how the political climate is putting pressure on the publishing industry.