Thursday, October 20, 2011

Increased Transparency for Authors

When it comes to their sales figures, it’s been a tradition to treat authors like mushrooms and keep them in the dark. But it looks as though all of that is about to change. From the New York Times:
Three major publishers said on Wednesday that they would allow their authors to access book sales data directly online, a move that appeared to challenge Amazon and its continued efforts to woo authors.
Simon & Schuster, Random House and the Hachette Book Group have all said “that they were in the planning stages of creating their own portals for authors that would offer sales and other relevant information.”

You can read Julie Bosman’s New York Times piece here.



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