There is a subset of TikTok called “BookTok” that is entirely devoted to books and is becoming increasingly popular. BookTok has begun to have the book market in a chokehold. In this article, community columnist Amalia Nichols explores said chokehold and what it means for multiple aspects of the book industry.
True crime is not a new phenomenon. In the 19th century, people would buy tickets to view public hangings, and in the 90s, more than 50 percent of the country sat down to watch the infamous trial of O.J. Simpson. Americans have an obsession with true crime, and this has greatly influenced the film and tourism industries.
Tiktok has recently come under the spotlight of the investment world. How will this thriving social media sensation survive under such crossfire?