Distribution

How to Sell Books in the Multi-Billion Dollar Gift Shop Market
August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. Given this historic milestone, it seems appropriate to talk about how publishers can sell books through gift shops at parks and historic sites. Gift shops offer a significant opportunity to publishers, particularly those that create educational content about local history. Millions of consumers visit national…

How to Bring Science Publishing into the 21st Century
August 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm

The paradox of 21st-century science is that increasingly complex and collaborative cutting-edge research is still being written and published using 20th-century tools. The essential question—How come the internet age has yet to deliver a collaborative writing and publishing tool for research?—is what two of my physicist friends and I were thinking about several years ago…

How to Enhance Book Distribution & Reduce Costs
August 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Once you’ve got a clutch of titles on order, all approved and ready to go to print with stores eager to put your books on the shelves, the process of distribution can create challenges that unfortunately might be recognized too late in the supply chain. You’re probably all too familiar with the stress of having…

The Global Supply Chain: Interview with Ingram’s Kelly Gallagher
July 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

For all its divisions and companies, the single word “Ingram” is now among the best known in the publishing industry today, iconic in its reach and admired by many for its agility: Ingram is pacing new developments that might distract or even derail other companies. In essence, the mission has never been bigger. And one way…

Press Release: RR Donnelley Awarded a Multi-Year Agreement to Provide Print, Fulfillment and Distribution Services to HarperCollins Publishers
June 29, 2016 at 10:57 am

CHICAGO — June 29, 2016 — R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announces a new multi-year agreement with HarperCollins Publishers which renews and expands the relationship with HarperCollins, a customer of the RR Donnelley company for decades. Under the terms of this new agreement, RR Donnelley will provide print, fulfillment and distribution services across…

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…