The game where normally collegial coworkers and classmates become bitter enemies.
PubFight is a fantasy publishing game that teaches inventory and P&L management in a fiercely competitive environment using real market data.
Who Can Play?
We offer two kinds of leagues:
- Educational leagues are also available with archived data. Course instructors can have a league set up for their students at any time of year, and the time frame can be accelerated to suit class schedules.
- Live trade leagues for industry professionals with access to SalesData. This league starts up in late July and lasts until January.
How Does It Work?
Teams form a publishing company and build a frontlist—from a list of real titles—in a fierce auction at the Fakefurt Book Fair. Once their titles are acquired, they make forecasts, order print runs and the game goes live. The simulation uses actual sales data so the market is accurately reflected. Teams have to monitor stock closely and reprint wisely in order to earn out. The publishing company with the highest profits wins the league!