Traditional Publishing Trend watch with middle-grade dealmakers: Agents and editors discuss what’s succeeding right now, including the graphic novel genre. Read Shannon Maughan at Publishers Weekly. Even writers who don’t typically write series are thinking about sequels after winning awards. But they’re not called sequels. Instead, they are “follow-ups.”
In response to Barnes & Noble’s decision to reduce stock of hardcovers, Open Road is launching a “fall hardcover discovery initiative”.
Zibby Books, founded last year as a part of Zibby Owens Media, has launched a literary lifestyle magazine.
Thesis will publish “urgent idea-driven nonfiction by thought leaders, journalists, and experts with a strong point of view,” starting spring 2023.
Rick Lewis and Kristen Terrette will open to queries on Oct. 10, 2022.
Kate Davids has joined Arc Literary as an agent. She was previously at Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books.
Draft2Digital has improved the ability for its authors outside the US to order author copies of their books without paying high shipping fees.
We almost missed this show, which launched in July: an all-new podcast about the “bad behavior within the secretive world of book publishing.”
The audiobook industry will be determining which books merit human narration and those that can do well with synthetic voices.
At a recent panel about the health of the industry, publishing experts envisioned a future where publishers and booksellers more directly “own” the readership.