Looking Back, Looking Forward: Let’s Begin!

By Neal Comment

Last week, we asked you to tell us what you’ll remember most about 2005, as far as the publishing industry’s concerned, and what your resolution (or hope) for next year will be. We’ll be running your responses all this week—and you’ve still got plenty of time to share your thoughts with us.*

Like the anonymous literary agent who told us that in the last twelve months, she’s become concerned about “the growing awareness amongst agents that the UK Territory List on US contracts might become a major problem when making separate US/UK deals.” She adds, “The US seems to want everything but Great Britain moved to the Open Market. The UK now wants Europe exclusively. My stomach, it churns.” Her resolution for 2006? Fixing this problem, at least for her own clients. “Fingers crossed.”

*You want to know what we think? We took care of our year-end reflections for Christmas…