Check out the results of our PubFight 2016 People's Choice Poll. Did you vote for the number one book? Will the people's predictions prove accurate at the end of PubFight season? These are the titles to watch.
Even if you aren't in a PubFight league this year, play along with us by taking the 2016 people's choice poll!
Former PubFight champion Bill Holt shows us how he bends the awesome power of SalesData to his will to discover comparable titles and guestimate PubFight print runs.
It's PubFight season! Gear up for 2016 and let's get ready to ruuuuuumble!
The 9th annual PubFight season is nigh. The catalogue of upcoming titles is being built, teams are practicing their war cries, and we are readying our spreadsheet fingers with tabletop aerobics.
Find out how teams and individuals can sign up, and get ready with our four steps to PubFight success.
Before the PubFight season began, we compiled a list of titles that went for top dollar at the Fakefurt auction. After the auction, we asked you to vote on which nominated title would sell the most copies during the PubFight season (September 2014 - January 2015).
Now, after many intense weeks filled with trials and triumphs, regrets and “out of stock” induced tears, the results are in and it’s time to see how well you know the Canadian book market.
There’s no rush quite like the one you get from the start of a new PubFight season. The thrill of outbidding everyone for the new hockey memoir, the anticipation of setting your initial print runs, the panicked scramble to reprint when a title on your list becomes a crossover hit and you’re caught with an empty warehouse.
BookNet’s fantasy publishing league is open to anyone with SalesData access. But if you don’t have SalesData access, or you missed this year’s registration deadline, all is not lost!
Last week on the blog, 2012 PubFight champ Bill Holt weighed in on his scientific approach to the PubFight auction. But publishers and retailers alike know there is more to acquisitions and frontlist buying than science alone. While science certainly plays an important role, a lot of seasoned editors and buyers have good instincts about how a new book will sell based on experience—the art of buying rather than the science, if you will. But if you’re new to the industry, how do you learn this art?