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Skyhorse Publishing Has Got Your Back…list

  Skyhorse Publishing’s latest business initiative: less Corporate Acquisitions,¬†more Neighborhood Barn Raising. **** Skyhorse Publishing announced a new program yesterday, an indie-publishers-helping-indie publishers sort ‘o deal. It all has to do with Backlist. With all the glamour and hoopla of Sales Conference (glamour embodied, without a doubt. [<– sarcasm]) and anticipation of new books coming out every season, it might not be evident how integral a backlist is to a publisher’s success. Backlist books are all those books a publisher published before this newest season that are still in print […]

Book Piracy Made Easy, Or: Whose Book Is It Anyway?

Spoiler alert: with ebook discussions come ¬†copyright discussions. There are so many layers to these issues that people more experienced than I are still figuring out. Bureaucratic acrobatics abound. I was most recently baffled by the situation of certain European publishers who are finding it harder and harder to sell rights to US publishers because they (the EU publishers) insist on retaining e-rights. Is this because they want to try their hand at their own global English e-distribution? I asked Lucinda Karter of the French Publishers Agency. Well, if they […]