Publishers' portals look to inform authors

Publishers' portals look to inform authors

More than 700 authors and 75 agencies have registered for Random House’s Author Portal since its launch six months ago, although it is still not available to Penguin authors.

The Author Portal opened at the end of February, offering sales data to authors and agents and subscriber access to The Bookseller, as well as—like Cambridge University Press’ Author Hub—advice and guidance for writers.

HarperCollins will join CUP and Random House in offering its own author portal, Author Direct, which is currently being built. Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins UK c.e.o., revealed at the London Boo...

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