Since PublishersMarketplace.com was started just over 18 years ago (a year and half or so after we created Publishers Lunch), our constant focus has been on doing more for our members all the time. This year we have spent a lot of effort on explaining ourselves better — through deal reporting tips and policies, a big writer’s guide to PM, live tours and now a condensed video tour of some of our key features, and even a short video showing some of what’s behind the paywall for non-members. (We’ve also helped explain the business itself through the years-in-the-making new initiative that allows agents and authors to subscribe to an affordable monthly package of Bookscan data.) From small beginnings we have grown massive, complex databases and features that help drive business and discovery throughout the industry, and we are gratified and a little amazed to note that our growth continues at a brisk pace, with net new memberships up well over 10 percent this year alone.
That growth is entirely due to the generous enthusiasm from members who spread the word. Your continued attention and support is the reason our team works so hard all the time. We’re giving thanks for the warm collegiality of an industry full of smart, dedicated people who have dedicated their professional lives to work that matters.
For anyone storm-bound, store averse, full of football or avoiding politics, we have activated one of our rare free trial periods at PublishersMarketplace.com, valid through Saturday, November 30, providing a chance to check out all of our deep databases and unique resources, along with all of the recent news. (As always, please check the posted terms carefully.) We’ll be posting news, deals, jobs, reviews and more at the site during the holiday — which members can follow through our handy mobile app — and the newsletter will return on Monday.