Friday, January 11, 2013

5 Trade Publishing Trends to Watch For in 2013 - Publishing Perspectives


Publishing is at a watershed moment, says George Lossius, CEO at Publishing Technology, forecasting a future with more consolidation and exploration.
Discussion:
Will 2013 feature more publishing consolidation? Free Kindles? Goodreads becoming a bookseller? Will a self-publisher win a major prize?
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regarding a self published book winning a major prize - was not the Bone People a self published book.

Graham Beattie said...

No, it was published by the Spiral Collective who later then sold the rights to Hodder & Stoughton who have kept the book in print ever since.

Keri Hulme said...

Graham - Hodder & Stoughton have NOT kept "the bone people" in print. Picador in UK & other world rights have. In USA, Louisiana State University Press & Putnam Penguin continue to publish it. H&S dropped out v. early in the saga-

incidentally - Spiral Collective did NOT sell the rights to H&S: I did, with barbs in the agreement they signed.
Spiral, being the wonderful feminist group they were, just published the first 2 editions (and assisted a Dutch feminist collective - with my agreement- in publishing the first foreign language edition.