Wednesday, February 1, 2017

RWA Urges 'NYT' to Reconsider Bestseller List Decision - Publishers' Weekly

Today Panzer took a trip into the Catosphere to see what he could find about the New York Times cutting some of their bestseller lists. Our inquiring kitty told you about the cuts a few days ago. His information gathering trip today took him to the Publishers' Weekly site.  After a little digging he found information about publishers reactions to the cuts.

According to a post from the Romance Writers of America (RWA), the group would like the New York Times (NYT) to reconsider the cutting of the mass market and ebook bestseller lists. The RWA feels its female romance author members are being discriminated against since they dominate these bestseller lists.

According to a second post Panzer found, graphic novel and manga publishers were upset to learn that those bestseller lists are also being cut. Most of these publishers feel the loss of the graphic novel and manga bestseller lists will impact their sales.
Wake me in a week.

Panzer says, "Maybe the New York Times should have given some notice they were going to make these cuts."

Note: These posts taken as a whole are very long. Bring three thermos of tea and four dozen muffins if you plan to read all three posts in today's reading selection.

To read the post from the Romance Writers of America (RWA), tootle over to RWA

To read the post about the graphic novel and manga publishers, tootle over to bestseller lists

To read Panzer's original post about the New York Times' announcement about cutting some of their bestseller lists, tootle over to  NYT cuts bestseller lists

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