Robert Miller talks about his departure from HarperStudio

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox A year and a half after founding HarperStudio, the innovative new publishing imprint at HarperCollins, Robert Miller will be leaving to take on the role of group publisher for Workman Publishing.  HarperStudio was founded on Miller’s ground-breaking approach to publishing which focused on smaller advances (no advance exceeded $100,000 for one book), no returns, and a move towards the author …

What is the Future of the Book Advance?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In our lead story today, author and marketer M.J. Rose and publisher Robert Miller debate the future of what the publisher/author relationship. Both come at the topic from different angles, but they both agree that advances, as they exist today, need to change. Rose wants marketing expenses undertaken by the publisher to be deducted from the sum …

Best of ’09: M.J. Rose on Changing the Way Authors Get Paid

In Digital by Guest Contributor

As 2009 comes to a close we wanted to celebrate by bringing you a week’s worth of your favorite articles that we’re run on Publishing Perspectives. We’ll be back on Monday, January 4, with our next new feature. In the meantime, enjoy the best of ‘09 and check our news blog for updates and analysis. Today, M.J. Rose discusses how …

Top US/UK Trade Talk: Twilight Eclipses Harry Potter; Oxford Has Record Profits

In Global Trade Talk, News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As noted in today’s “Bonus Material” the Twilight juggernaut chugs on, crushing all in its path, including Harry Potter. According to USA Today, Meyer’s series — when compared directly with the first four editions of J.K. Rowling’s wizardry series — has outlasted the Scot on the bestseller list. It will be interesting to see if all the …