Publishing is simpler than it seems

The publishing business seems really complicated, and I’ve been trying to sort it out to make it simpler for those new to the business to understand. I’ll be teaching a class called “Publishing 101” at the Florida Youth Writers Conference this fall, so I really needed to figure this thing …

Q&A: What are backlists and midlists?

Publishers usually put the emphasis on the frontlist. And you often hear authors speak of their backlist. Occasionally you’ll hear a reference to “midlist authors.” The front pages of a publisher’s printed catalog contain listings of their new books, especially the ones by proven, best-selling authors. When people speak of …

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