Overview of Publishing Industry
I have started a miniseries on the changes in the publishing industry. Since so many of you are linking to it, I thought I would make it easier for you by having this section stand alone.
Understanding Publishing (Changing Times Part Two)
Challenges for Big Publishing (Changing Times Part Three)
How E-Books Will Save Big Publishing (Changing Times Part Four)
The Nimble Presses (Changing Times Part Five)
Bookstores (Changing Times Part Six)
Writers-The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven)
Bestselling Writers (Changing Times Part Eight)
Bestselling Writers Continued (Changing Times Part Nine)
Those Pesky Bestselling Writers Again (Changing Times Part Ten)
Midlist Writers (Changing Times Part Eleven)
Rapid Change (Changing Times Part Twelve)
More About Midlist Writers (Changing Times Part Thirteen)
Midlist Writers and Big Publishing (Changing Times Part Fourteen)
Bad Decisions and the Midlist Writer (Changing Times Part 15)
Beginning Writers (Changing Times Part 16)
Beginning Writers Again–Sort of (Changing Times Part 17)
Modern Writer Survival Skills (Changing Times Part 18)
More Modern Writer Survival Skills (Changing Times Part 19)
Even More Writer Survival Skills (Changing Times Part 20)
Readers, Publishing, and the Future (Changing Times Part 21)
If you haven’t seen it yet, there is an interesting analysis of book sale on a substack at https://countercraft.substack.com/p/no-most-books-dont-sell-only-a-dozen – no news to you, I expect, but see the comment from a Bookscan analyst. An interesting aside by her: “Backlist books have gained about 4% in share from frontlist books since the pandemic began, but that is a whole other story.”
Hi, I don’t know where to put this question but I’ll just put it here.
Dear Kristine, how can I trust a new book publisher? I mean, how can I ensure that the royalty payment is equal to how it should be. I’m afraid that they may alter or lie about the sales.
New to you or a brand-new publisher who has just opened the shop?
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Sorry to bother you but the search button did not work. Where can I go to find a reputable internationl agent? Secondly I need information on what constitutes a good contract between author and a Hollywood agent.
Author of The Celestial Bar and In the Shadow of the Sphere
I answered you privately, Tom, but try again with the search button. I just tried it again and so have others. It works. Just type in the word “agent” and you will get a lot of your questions answered.
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