Print Runs

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Print Runs

Post by RLS » December 8th, 2011, 10:30 pm

Can you discuss print runs? Do pre-sales help? When are they determined? I have a debut novel coming out and I don't know much about this topic.

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Re: Print Runs

Post by Nathan Bransford » December 9th, 2011, 12:12 am

When I was an agent I was always a bit removed from these discussions, but these two posts from Eric from Pimp My Novel explain a lot about what goes into publishers' initial guess at print run, then what happens at the major accounts, which will prompt publishers to adjust the print run. Indispensable behind-the-scenes look:

http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2009/12 ... -of-2.html
http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2009/12 ... -of-2.html

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