I’m conducting a bit of formal research for a future blog post. I have a question from a writer that goes something like this:
I’d like to know what happened in 2009-2010 in the publishing world. I’ve heard some amazing things (30% of employees laid off, advances down 50%, sales down), and I’d like to know what’s true and what’s not.
I’ve done some of my own research through sources like Publishers Marketplace, Publishers Weekly, Bowker, and BISG, but it would certainly help to get a swath of active editors and agents to be specific about what they see happening on the ground.
I’ve created a survey for agents and editors that is completely anonymous and only 6 questions. Let’s help writers understand what exactly IS happening from an acquisitions standpoint.