Posted on 10/07/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Feel like you can’t turn around without seeing another book be adapted into a TV show or movie?

You’re not overreacting — an industry expert told the Los Angeles Times that sales of book rights have gone up over the past three to five years, thanks to the rise in streaming services.

Add in the fact that more people, including studio executives and filmmakers, started reading while housebound this spring, and the “extraordinary increase in volume” that talent agencies are reporting is no surprise.

(Though if it drives you nuts, you can take heart in the prediction that the pace is expected to slow down.)

You can read more about the trend and how authors’ roles in the adaptation process has changed in the LA Times.

Categories: Today in Books

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