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Expert judgements and the demand for novels in Flanders.

Ashworth, J. and Heyndels, B. and Werck, K. (2010) 'Expert judgements and the demand for novels in Flanders.', Journal of cultural economics., 34 (3). pp. 197-218.


This paper analyses the effect of literary prizes and nominations on the subsequent market success using a panel dataset of Dutch-language titles from January 2003 to June 2005. The analysis indicates winning a prize generally has a positive effect on the ensuing sales, whereas nominations do not generate additional sales. The precise effect differs depending on the particular prize. Winning a “home” debut prize has a significant positive effect on sales, and, to a lesser extent, “established” literary prizes have a significant positive effect on the sales of the winning title, but winning a debut prize in the Netherlands, the neighbouring country, has no effect on sales in Belgium.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Books, Prizes, Sales.
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