BEA has come to a close.
But that’s not what everyone is talking about because they cannot stop talking about Scalzi’s $3.4m publishing deal. Below we have some great analyses of the deal in our next post for our Publishing News Roundup series:
It is cold and wet. June blasts from Antarctica have ensured that we know Winter has arrived. I spent a hopeful five minutes today looking at this publishing mini conference
on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. It is in the northern hemisphere winter… and as I turn up the heating and work on our NZ Tinderbox conference I’m wishing I could just transfer the whole thing onto a cruise ship.
This week Book Expo America (BEA) has been on. Online discussions have been on the business of publishing and reaction to Scalzi’s $3.4m publishing deal. There are a whole lot of green eyed authors out there who have let their vitriol get away on them. Then there are the calm reasoned authors who talk about the business and what Scalzi’s deal might mean to authors going forward. Kris Rusch has an excellent analysis
and I urge you to read the comments for the great discussion on contracts. Then there is John Scalzi himself who lays out what the deal means
to him for the next decade.
This is a very generous set of posts for an author to do
. Read and Learn and raise a glass to him. By the way he is a fantastic author!
The Nielson figures came out this week on e-book sales last year and Futurebook has a handy analytical break down of the figures.
Overall the sales were down 6% but as Nielson was doing a five year comparison, in 2010 the number of e-books sold were 68 million and last year it was 240 million, I don’t think anyone is too worried. Among lots of interesting data was this nugget, juvenile fiction is on the rise.
This is a bookmark post.
In the Craft Section,
In the Marketing Section,
Who can resist an Infographic? Here is a great one looking at the publishing process. Two years to a print book.
Choices abound in publishing 2015 but you can’t get away from this pithy piece of advice.
Writing is an Art and Publishing is a Business – Chuck Wendig
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.