The Daily Square – Not For Sale Girl Edition

March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment
by Kassia Krozser

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  • KatG // Mar 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Appingo seems t0 be unaware, in suggesting that publishing use more of a Hollywood system, that there is a profession called book packager. Book packagers, long cast as a growing industry, work mostly in non-fiction but increasingly in fiction to find authors and have them do books and series, which are packaged to publishers and marketed much like an agent does. However, instead of a commission on sales, like an agent gets, the packager gets about half the royalties of the author, sometimes more since the writer is often an editor at the packaging company or a writer for hire. So there already are book producers out there. The most successful has specialized in YA fiction for girls, with Gossip Girls and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, both of which have been multi-media franchises for the company.