Buy In, See Through, Earn Out

Sara Megibow, Vice President and Senior Literary Agent - kt literary

The process by which publishers get books into bookstores is complicated and filled with “publishing speak.” The goal of this breakout session is to pull the curtain aside a bit and discuss bookstore distribution with an eye toward making it less opaque for authors.

Sara will talk about three pivotal moments in a book’s career – the moment when bookstores order a book from the publisher (“buy-in”), the returns process by which unsold books are credited back to the publisher (“sell-through”) and how this affects a book’s ability to earn out its advance.

Every book’s journey is unique! This breakout isn’t a black and white discussion but rather a look at three data points that, when combined, paint a clearer, behind-the-scenes picture of publishing.

Schedule TBA