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August 19, 2012
We've fallen behind on posting links to our various articles. Here are a few from IEEE Spectrum on ePublishing, eReaders and Print-On-Demand:
January 26, 2012
At Digital Book World conference yesterday, president of Nielsen Book Jonathan Nowell gave a compelling presentation on the connection between metadata and eBook sales.
If you plan to ePublish, be sure to pay attention to metadata. According to a Nielsen study, full use of metadata (providing specific information about your book) is directly linked to dramatically increased sales and profit.
Here's a link to that downloadable study: White Paper: The Link Between Metadata and Sales.
July 5, 2010
For as long as there have been bookstores and booksellers, the one word that authors, agents and publishers dread hearing most is... remainder.
For those not familiar with publishing argot, remaindering is when bookstore sales falter and books remain unsold and returned, so the publisher tries to cut his losses by offering the work (more…)
June 26, 2010
Today the postman brought two books that I had ordered from the Book-of-the-Month Club: David Weberís newest Honor Carrington novel, "Mission of Honor," and Dominic Lievenís acclaimed "Russia Against Napoleon." As you can correctly infer, I have an avid interest in anything and everything to do with the Napoleonic Era. Among our 5,000-plus library (more…)