Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Market News for the Week

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and that your week has kicked off well! Today we have some market news for the week. Let's get right to it.

Beginning September 15th, Publishers Weekly's romance and sci-fic/fantasy/horror review sections will accept digital galleys for review consideration. This includes digital-first publications. PW encourages small and independent presses to make use of this new system. For more information, click the following link: PW Offers Ebook Reviews

According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) sales figures from June 2011 for adult paperback sales plunged 64% from last years sales. At the same time, ebook sales were up 161%. For more information, click the following link: Adult Paperback Revenues Down

The rise of agency run publishers is causing lots of discussion and debate as well. Do you think it's ethical for agency's to create their own digital publishing for their clients? Read the article at the following link and make your own informed decision: Agents as Publishers--Ethical or Not?

In our final news, The Authors Guild, the Australian Society of Authors, the Union Des Écrivaines et des Écrivains Québécois (UNEQ), and eight individual authors have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court against HathiTrust, the University of Michigan, the University of California, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Cornell University.Read more about the suit HERE. This week the Library Copyright Alliance stated their opinion on the suit. For more information about their opposition, click HERE.

That's all the market news I have for this week. Until next time! ;-)

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