Distribution

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…

How to Conquer Your Emotions During Book Sale Negotiations
December 23, 2015 at 9:28 am

Negotiating a large-quantity book sale is a little like playing poker, requiring both hard and soft skills. To be good at it you need practice and experience. You also need a little chutzpah, the creativity to recognize alternatives, the ability to assess odds, the willingness to take calculated risks, and the confidence to bluff when…

Press Release: Trajectory and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Announce Partnership
December 17, 2015 at 11:18 am

BOSTON and NEW YORK—December 15, 2105—Trajectory and The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) are pleased to announce a partnership to bring Trajectory’s innovative book discovery solutions, global distribution network, and metadata translations to AAUP members. Peter Berkery, AAUP Executive Director, commented, “We are always looking for new and innovative solutions to bring to our…

Notes from a Bookseller Under Pressure
December 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

There are many of us who hear/sing songs in our head appropriate to our stresses. For me, it is usually a Dylan song. Something depressing about how it’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there. A standard. But for Thanksgiving Friday, Small Business Saturday and the weeks before the two holidays, it is Bowie and…