View Full Version : What percent of spec scripts are sold by NEW writers?

06-05-2012, 01:55 AM
"New" in the sense of being previously unsold.

I collected the following stats:

Number of spec scripts sold in the past few years:

2008: 87
2009: 68
2010: 55
2011: 109

(Source: http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2011/12/how-many-spec-scripts-do-you-think-will-sell-in-2012-contd-2.html)

I assume that almost all of those specs are sold by pros with previous writing credits.

After Googling around, I couldn't get a figure for the number of specs sold by writers who hadn't previously sold a spec (or had a writing assignment).

Maybe 10% is an optimistic guess? Does anyone have the real # -- and a source to back it up?

06-05-2012, 02:41 AM
Found the answer, and now I remember seeing this before:

10 spec sales by newbies in 2011.


06-05-2012, 04:51 AM
Not all that inspiring and not all that surprising either.