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Economic Outlook: Partly Cloudy


  • It appears from Bookscan that mass market genre sales for fantasy and romance are still strong.  This comports with what I've heard within the industry and that is the mass market sections of even troubled publishers are making money.  It's everyone else (the high advance authors?) that are causing problems and, probably, some of the financial waste. 
  • For those with cash, this is a boon time.  Sourcebooks has bought Casablanca.  And, Mundania Press LLC has purchased Awestruck.  

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. GrowlyCub
    Dec 18, 2008 @ 10:52:16

    Ehm, Jane?

    What happened to all the Publishing Deal posts? They seem to have all disappeared. Is that intentional? Hope not.

  2. Jane
    Dec 18, 2008 @ 12:19:50

    @GrowlyCub Yes, it is intentional. I got an email from PM that I was in violation of my terms of agreement. I’ve read the agreement and don’t believe I am in violation, but I don’t have time right now to do the research on it and am going to have another lawyer take a look it before I decide what to do with those posts.

  3. GrowlyCub
    Dec 18, 2008 @ 12:40:40

    Oh, that’s too bad. I’m sure I was not the only one who marked down names and titles for possible future purchase. Hopefully you can figure something out. If not, I’ll miss this feature.

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