Pan MacMillan Australia Announce Digital-Only Imprint

Pan Macmillan Australia today announced the launch of Momentum, a digtal-only imprint, and with books from new and established authors as well as republishing out of print work. From the press release: Pan MacMillan Australia announced today the launch of MOMENTUM, its new digital-only imprint. Momentum will publish an exciting and vibrant list of new […]

Pan Mac launches Compass for digital backlist | The Bookseller

Pan Mac launches Compass for digital backlist | The Bookseller Pan Macmillan has launched a new imprint to bring backlist titles to readers as digital editions or print on demand titles. Macmillan Compass will be managed by fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan and digital director Sara Lloyd. The publisher said the imprint will establish exclusive publishing […]

Macmillan to Move Some Fulfillment to Ingram | PW

Macmillan to Move Some Fulfillment to Ingram Looking to lessen costs associated with its traditional print business, Macmillan has reached an agreement with the Ingram Content Group under which Macmillan will use Ingram’s print on demand and physical distribution infrastructure to manage its traditional inventory and POD needs for “long tail” titles. Macmillan will continue […]

Gloves Off in Wylie Agency Row

I said this morning that the announcement by the Wylie Agency to circumvent publishers and use the Amazon Kindle Store to publish e-books by their leading list of authors and the author estates they represent was highly significant. I said it may be the most important publishing news to happen this year. This evening, I’ll […]

Macmillan CEO Talks More on eBooks and The Agency Model

John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, continues to host some very lively debate on e-books and the agency model on his recently launched blog. In yesterday’s posting he tackles some commenter points made on the site. “In traditional publishing we had three formats, each at a different price. They were targeted at specific channels of distribution and were […]

The Agency Model For Authors And Publishers?

Andrew Zack plays devil’s advocate in the Huffington Post with an article entitled, The Beginning of the End…of paper books. This was an article that slipped under the radar for me, but it does pose some intriguing possibilities for publishers who pursue the ‘agency model’ when negotiating contracts and terms with booksellers. To recap, the ‘agency model’ is […]

Second Response From Macmillan’s CEO

Macmillan CEO John Sargent has issued a second communication using Publishers Lunch today to update ‘Authors and Illustrators’ on discussions with Amazon over Macmillan’s new agency model for e-book pricing. It is now six days since buy buttons were removed from the publisher’s listings on Amazon, and while Sargent expresses his respect for the e-tailer, […]