No, the “real” Middle Grade reading crisis has nothing to do with kids having or not having phones

As the industry watches Middle Grade sales and reading decline, grasping at easy excuses – such as that 70% of US nine year-olds don’t have phones – just beggars belief. How the f**k do they think Harry Potter or Enid Blyton got noticed and sold millions of books back in nineteen bow and arrow?

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