Warning of 'submissions fatigue' as editors face 'tsunami' of book proposals

Warning of 'submissions fatigue' as editors face 'tsunami' of book proposals

A “tsunami” of submissions caused by the cancellation of 2020's physical book fairs, and the proximity of London and Frankfurt this year, could lead to fatigue among editors and some authors not getting the deals they merit, industry insiders have said.

Editors and agents told The Bookseller they have seen differences in the flow and volume of submissions owing to the absence of physical fairs during the pandemic. Meanwhile, this year's London Book Fair's move to June could create challenges of its own, say some.

Juliet Mabey, publisher at Oneworld, said there had been “an absolute avalan...

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