New International Book Fair

One of the catalysts for creating PubMatch—and an ideal we hold onto still—was to enhance the book fair experience for publishers, agents and authors around the world. Book Fairs are a major important part of business for the international publishing community (we always like to remind people that Harry Potter wouldn't have left the UK market if not for the Bologna Children's Book Fair). So when a new book fair is announced to the publishing world, it has potential to be a big deal. The China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair (CCBF) was announced recently, and it's positioned to make... Read More

New Venture for PubMatch

This past BookExpo America was exciting for PubMatch for countless reasons (and some that you'll see integrated into the PubMatch system in coming months—hush hush kind of stuff), but one of them was the announcement and launch of a new venture with whom PubMatch is partnering: BookWorks—The Self Publishers Association! BookWorks, founded by former William Morrow Editor-in-Chief Betty Sargent, includes a wealth of information for current and hopeful self-published authors, like vetted resources (like editors, designers, self publishing companies and loads more), its own bookshop for authors to sell their titles from, an incredibly informative blog, and great networking/educational opportunities.... Read More

Ditch the Spreadsheet

Over the past year and a half or so, we’ve shown PubMatch to thousands of people, from self published authors, to midsized publishers, to very well known and influential agencies throughout the world.  We've gotten almost universal praise for the system, but when push comes to shove—particularly in the agent community—there’s been a resistance to new technology.  Apparently, this is a long standing resistance.  I say long standing, because when we query as to what technology the people in question are currently using, the response is almost always, “Microsoft Excel.” Let’s first state for the record that we LOVE Microsoft... Read More