P&L statements and bad agents

25 Apr

Two links about the publishing business, from author Will Shetterly’s blog:

Tor editor Anna Louise Genoese reveals some of the accounting that editors must do in her post P&Ls and how books make (or don’t) money: part the first: the mass market original complete failure. (As a bonus, Patrick Nielsen Hayden chimes in to colorfully explain How paperbacks came to be sold like magazines.)

And here’s a forum thread about Writer Beware’s 20 Worst Agents list. (Where “worst” = “the 20 agents about which Writer Beware has received the greatest number of advisories/complaints during the past several years.”)

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