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Beijing International Book Fair 'substantial rights deals and significant orders'

20 August 2018

For the first time, British publishers will form the biggest contingent at the upcoming Beijing International Book Fair. There will be 33 companies on the collective stand and 56 firms in all represented at the Fair, reports the Bookseller.  Read more

Big authors change publishers

6 April 2015

Two big authors, one American and one British, have changed UK publishers in the last week. Danielle Steel has a new ten-book contract with Pan MacmillanOne of largest fiction and non-fiction book publishers in UK; includes imprints of Pan, Picador and Macmillan Children’s Books and Kate Mosse has a contract for her new trilogy with the same publisher.  Read more

Agents feeling the pain

25 January 2010

So are agents really feeling the pinch now? Long regarded as the fats cats of the industry, there are signs that the London agency constituency is really beginning to join in the pain. You cannot escape the conclusion that there will be redundancies, closures and mergers of agencies. Independent agents have few enough overheads in any case and will cut back on the new authors they take on.  Read more

Authors' earnings plummet

12 March 2007

At a debate on copyright organised by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society in London last week, Maureen Duffy criticised publishers for hacking away at author earnings. New research shows that the average income for a professional writer is now a third lower than the national average wage in the UK.  Read more

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