Traditional Sales

E-book Sales Decline Continues
May 6, 2016

First quarter financial reports from three of the country's largest trade publishers revealed a continuing decline in e-book sales.

Team Publishing Startup Booktrope to Shut Down, Citing Revenue Shortfall
May 2, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Booktrope plans to go out of business at the end of May, bringing an end to its “team publishing” platform used by ad hoc groups of authors, editors, marketers and designers to create and market print books and ebooks. The Seattle startup, which went through the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator program, announced the news Friday…

There's No One Way to Sell an E-book
April 1, 2016

A survey of independent digital-first publishers reveals a wide array of growth strategies, including starting a print program.

3 Independent Book Publishing Trends to Watch in 2016
March 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

On February 25th Book Business hosted a webinar titled “Trends for 2016: The Future of Books in the New Year,” which asked experts from the Book Industry Study Group, the Book Manufacturers Institute, and the Independent Book Publishers Association to share their perspectives on the industry and the major trends that will drive its future…

The Bookstore of the Future Is Here Today
March 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

I have finally come across the bookstore concept for the future and it’s not coming from Amazon or Barnes & Noble with their cross-channel pipe dreams. It’s Shakespeare and Co., which opened under new ownership in November 2015 and currently operates one store in the Upper East Side of New York, with more planned for…