Before You Sign | Special Sales

15 August 2017 Before

Dear publishers,

Please reassure authors by taking seven simple steps to ensure that special sales do not damage authors’ overall earnings or the market for full-price sales.

What are we talking about? This is not about ordinary high discounts, such as those demanded by Amazon (although those cause concern to authors and booksellers), but about sales where the purchaser pays a very low price per copy for a large quantity of copies...

We have written an open letter to all publishers, raising authors' concerns about special sales practice, and urging seven simple steps to ensure that special sales do not damage authors' overall earnings or the market for full-price sales.

If you have any specific queries or would like advice on a contract, please email us.

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