Links of Interest: June 23, 2021

Trends Did bookstore closures hurt frontlist sales? You’ll hear most Big Five publishers say yes. But Mark Williams questions that conclusion. (Also note that in the UK, sales of the top 10 debut novels in 2020 outpaced the sales of those in 2019, a stat rarely mentioned in any discussion.) Read The New Publishing Standard. Everyone’s publishing … Read more

Links of Interest: July 24, 2019

News Dean Koontz has just signed a five-book deal with Amazon Publishing. Koontz’s books have lifetime sales of 500 million copies. His new work will be under the Thomas & Mercer imprint, which also publishes authors Barry Eisler, Robert Dugoni, Sylvia Day, and Patricia Cornwell. Read more in Publishing Perspectives. The European Commission opens a formal investigation … Read more