Tuesday, October 29, 2013

For Major Pubs, Will Print No Longer Be the Norm?

PW Daily

Format has been a long-simmering topic of debate in book publishing, and the question of when, and if, a title is published in hardcover, paperback, and/or digital has become even more pressing as bricks-and-mortar bookstores dwindle and e-book sales grow.

 The idea that any standard deal from a major publisher guarantees a print format release—which was previously a foregone conclusion—is something agents are no longer taking for granted, with some expressing concern that the big houses are starting to hedge on print edition commitments in contracts. more »

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