The inside world of publishing, with agents, imprints, placement fees, backlists
, a mystery to many people, is changing more rapidly than ever says Thompson (sociology, U.
The next two articles examine literary texts that might be considered part of their respective genres' backlists.
Falling between these two categories is the backlist.
The company, which was founded in 2004, aims to make 'All books available to All' and is working to integrate backlists
of publishers for sale through its website, while developing ideas on how to work with smaller publishers.
It will probably constitute one of the most significant backlists in modern publishing history.
The company added: "We therefore envisage at least five more years of a variety of Harry Potter launches before it changes gear into the significant backlist life that awaits it.
For Harlequin, the Arabesque deal brings greater access to African American authors, backlists
and a loyal readership base.
Two-thirds of publishers have retro-digitised their backlists
Markets include commercial customers who create significant documentation, and medium and large publishers with active backlists
and specialty titles.
As we bring together the wonderful authors and illustrators published by William Morrow, Avon and HarperCollins, we are in the fortunate position of being able to join two of the richest backlists
in children's publishing," said Katz.
publishes about 150 new titles each year, and the combined backlists
contain well over 1000 active titles.
The company added, 'We therefore envisage at least five more years of a variety of Harry Potter launches before it changes gear into the significant backlist
life that awaits it.