McKay Coppins writes for The Atlantic:
In the conservative book world, nothing is supposed to set off a gold rush like a new Democratic president. Ever since Bill Clinton inspired a wave of right-wing best sellers in the ’90s, publishing houses that cater to Republican readers have learned to make the most of a new villain in the Oval Office, churning out polemics and exposés that aim to capitalize on fear of the new president.
Unless, that is, the new president is Joe Biden. His presidency may be young, but industry insiders have told me in recent weeks that the market for anti-Biden books is ice cold. Authors have little interest in writing them, editors have little interest in publishing them, and—though the hypothesis has yet to be tested—it’s widely assumed that readers would have little interest in buying them.
Read the full article. According to the article’s subhed, Biden doesn’t make a “compelling villain.”
“In the past, it’s been like taking candy from a baby to write a book about the Democratic president,” one frustrated conservative editor told @mckaycoppins. Now? “Nobody is trying”: https://t.co/i1OGentFAs
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) June 2, 2021