You Can Quote Me on That!
"If publishers don't
somebody else will."
Andrew Brenneman, Book Business Digital Directions column (June '09)
"The days of estimating how many books a publisher should sell and then printing 10 percent or 15 percent above that are gone."
Marianne Bohr, senior vice president, National Book Network; Book Business feature, "Today's Retail Scene" (Oct. '09)
"You have to continue to focus on the future and try not to get into too much of a bunker mentality."
John Edwards, president and CEO, Edwards Brothers Inc.; Book Business feature, "Top 30 Book Manufacturers" (June '09)
"The traditional supply chain model is blown up in the e-world. Back in the good, old days, you had publishers publishing books, … retailers selling books, and … printers printing books. Now, you have retailers and e-tailers that are device manufacturers, … distributors that are also content platform providers, … mobile companies that want a slice of the pie. …"
Kelly Gallagher, vice president, publisher services, Bowker; Book Business feature, "The Future of the Industry: Whose Hands Is It In?" (Jan./Feb. 2010)
"Plenty of publishers are worried about the publishing landscape of the future, but survival of the fittest is not about being the biggest or strongest; it's about being most able to adapt."
Tanya Hall, business development manager, Greenleaf Book Group; Book Business feature, "The Future of the Industry: Whose Hands Is It In?" (Jan./Feb. 2010)
"Whether you agree or not, covering your eyes at this point would be a mistake. The e-book market is growing, and it's worth taking a good, hard look at it to see the opportunity it presents."
Noelle Skodzinski, Book Business editorial director, Book Business Editor's Note (March '09)