Distribution

Semantic Tech Empowers Publishers to Repackage Content & Tap New Revenue Streams
April 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Books as a technology have been around for such a long time that it’s easy to forget that they were once major innovations themselves: Before the book there was the scroll, and the clay tablet before that, and it wasn’t until the end of the 16th century that modern indexes were invented, still largely the…

Ingram Details New Distribution Structure
April 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

In a letter dated April 12, Ingram Content Group executives provided a more complete picture of the company’s new operating structure in the wake of Ingram’s purchase of Perseus Books Group’s distribution arm. The letter, signed by Ingram chief content officer Phil Ollila, Ingram Publisher Services v-p and general manager Mark Ouimet, and Perseus senior…

Partners Book Distributing to Close
March 31, 2016 at 2:14 pm

After 32 years, Partners Book Distributing will stop shipping orders on Friday, April 1. A single company, founded by Vicky Eaves and Sam Speigel, which operated as two separate regional wholesalers—Partners/East in Holt, Mich., and Partners/West in Renton, Wash., Partners served as a key wholesaler in the West and Midwest. Partners also offered distribution to…

Press Release: HarperCollins Publishers Signs Digital Audio Distribution Agreement with hoopla digital
March 25, 2016 at 8:30 am

HOLLAND, Ohio — March 23, 2016 — hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), a service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to dynamic digital content, today announced a new agreement with HarperCollins Publishers to add thousands of award-winning audiobook titles and acclaimed authors to hoopla's app and online service. Library…

How to Earn Repeat, Large-Volume Book Orders by Optimizing the Post-Sale Process
February 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

Negotiating a large, non-returnable sale of your books to a corporate buyer can be a euphoric event. As you leave the premises you may celebrate with large smiles and high-fives. But unforeseen by many publishers are the various post-sale emotions experienced by the buyers, especially if this is their first time dealing with you. Their…

The Network Model of Publishing
January 20, 2016 at 2:12 pm

It’s easy to overlook the fact that print and digital are not simply formats but entire ecosystems as well. For those of us who labor in the mines of STM journals, this oversight is understandable, as we can be lulled (asphyxiated?) into believing that all the world is digital, artifacts of “print consciousness” notwithstanding (e.g.,…

Partner Voices: Aggregion Sets Out to Revolutionize the Digital Distribution Market
January 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

The publishing industry is increasingly being confronted by new formats, platforms, and business models, with the result that digital rights management is once again coming to the fore in the battle to retain control over content, especially keeping track of it across the myriad distribution channels now available. Experts believe that in 2018 the world’s…

Press Release: Children’s Book Being Sold to Help First Grader Battle Kidney Failure
January 13, 2016 at 10:25 am

ODENTON, Md.—January 13, 2016—What started out as a normal book printing job for Gasch Printing has now turned into something much bigger and more important. Caden Curtin, a 7-year-old girl, who with the help of her twin sister, cousin and an illustrator from Gasch Printing was able to make a children’s story she wrote titled…

Press Release: RR Donnelley Pioneers New Supply Chain Paradigm by Managing 100% of Pearson's Learning Materials for North America
January 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

CHICAGO—January 12, 2016—R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pearson, a leading company in education, business, and consumer publishing. RR Donnelley will provide complete supply chain management of 100% of Pearson's printed and other learning materials to include procurement and manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and…

In the Age of Amazon, Used Bookstores Are Making an Unlikely Comeback
December 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Early next month, Pablo Sierra is opening a used bookstore in Northwest Washington—an unlikely bet in the digital age made even more inconceivable, given that his only experience with books is reading them. “I guess it is pretty crazy,” Sierra said, echoing an observation shared by some of his friends. Or maybe not. Sierra, like…