Skip to comments.Woke books bought for huge advances by 'inexperienced' editors hired post-George Floyd have FLOPPED, including $500k 'queer feminist' novel that's sold just 3,500 copies and Elliot Page's $3m transgender memoir
Posted on 11/28/2023 7:27:28 PM PST by algore
Woke books that were bought for huge advances by 'inexperienced' editors have flopped commercially, insiders say.
'Ideological fanatics' allowing their politics to dictate professional decisions have seen profits slump, according to industry experts.
Among the works responsible for huge losses is a hotly anticipated memoir by the actor Eliot Page about his journey transitioning. 'Pageboy' sold for a $3 million advance but has sold just 68,000 copies.
Industry standards suggest for publishers, paying roughly $7 per book sold is considered a good deal
It means that even novels that sell tens of thousands of copies such as Page's can still tank commercially.
Woke books that were bought for huge advances by 'inexperienced' editors have flopped commercially, insiders say. One example was Eliot Page's recent memoir that was written after a $3million advance
However, the book sold just 68,000 copies
Other recent 'woke' flops are Carolyn Ferrell's, 'Dear Miss Metropolitan.' The novel was acquired in a deal estimated to be worth more than $250,000, but has shifted just 3,163 copies since it was published in 2021
'Lucky Red' by Claudia Cravens which has sold around 3,500 copies despite commanding a $500,000 advance
Other recent 'woke' flops are Carolyn Ferrell's, 'Dear Miss Metropolitan' described by the New York Times as 'a story of three young girls, Black and biracial, who are kidnapped and thrown into the basement of a decaying house in Queens.'
The novel was acquired in a deal estimated to be worth more than $250,000, but has shifted just 3,163 copies since it was published in 2021.
Another example is 'queer feminist Western', 'Lucky Red' by Claudia Cravens which has sold around 3,500 copies despite commanding a $500,000 advance.
Meanwhile, established white authors have complained that they are facing more barriers to getting published.
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Ellen Page had a pretty good career. She was in a bunch of big movies and performed well. Now she seems to barely find work, she is mutilated and unattractive and manifestly mentally ill. You go, Girl!
The general public market is already beyond saturated with novels, articles, opinion blogs and movies about the Trans experience from their point of view. Now, we have people like Biden’s press secretary (Madame Pillow Head) trying to turn each and every month of the year into some kind of
“Pride Celebration Month!”. No Mas, per favor. No Mas!
This article repeats itself, every few sentences.
“Advances”, LOL. This is how the Deep State PAYS-OFF USEFUL IDIOTS for contributing to the destruction of America. The Bidens use the term “Loan”, but those PAYOFFS come from CHINA.
As a novelist, published quite successfully in an earlier era, I’m beyond saddened by this trend of woke editors and agencies. When you read the profiles of agents and the material they ask for, you will find quite explicitly exactly what’s described in this story.
In short, at a time when I’m writing the best fiction of my life, I can’t seem to break the bipoc, LBGTQ+ ceiling. Last three years I’ve been asking, “Who’s reading this stuff? Cannot possibly be a market for it.”
So I’m looking for ways to bypass the legacy agents. Don’t have the key yet, but I will find it. Meanwhile, sheesh. All that money thrown at junk.
Coincidentally, just like a woke feminist novel. :)
“This article repeats itself, every few sentences.”
the editor was asleep?
I agree with you.
I know a best selling novelist in the UK who wrote a book with an angry, lesbian, vampire as the protagonist as a joke. Tor bought the book. Woke editors thought it was the best thing they’d ever read.
The woman who actually wrote the book thinks it’s funny. She laughed all the way to bank.
My kids are friends with a young lady who is some sort of tic toc influencer. She has a huge following and decided to write a young adult fantasy novel.
She self published as a print on demand book. My daughter is an editorial assistant for a publisher and proofread it as a freelance.
She told me had she known how well it would sell, she would have charged a whole lot more.
The book has done very well and the author now has a contract with a publisher for follow up books.
Nice success story for a 21 year old kid.
One thing my daughter told me is that authors need a strong social media presence to even get looked at by publishers. That certainly helped her friend.
Go woke, go broke.
Books bought for huge advances by ‘woke’ editors have flopped bigtime, including:
<><>a hotly anticipated “trans” memoir w/ a $3M advance which sold just 68,000 copies
<><>(figure includes 50,000 free copies sent to libraries)
<><>a hyped ‘woke’ diversity flop of bi-racial girls, sold just 3,163 copies since 2021,
<><>a queer feminist Western novel got a $500K advance and sold an anemic 3,500 copies.
In the old days Publishers made money selling books - - now it’s more complicated...
his article repeats itself, every few sentences. **
Repeat lies and repeat again - brainwashing the knuckleheads.
bought for huge advances by ‘woke’
Grab the money early for laundering into the cause and kickbacks.
I liked her in Juno but you could see even then that something was seriously broken in her head.
$3M for a book that no one will read and an acting career that is over.
Greta, Ellen and Hogg can now form a group, travel the world and yell at people.
No one will care.
This horse crap will likely be approved only for middle and highschool libraries. The indoctrination continues. And if you try to remove the filth, pinkos will sue.
Its insane how all these people.....Bud Light, Target, publishers......
think audiences will be as enthralled w/ wokeness as they seem to be.
I’m thinking Biden admin is handing out money to these guys to encourage this.
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