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…

Where Digital Book Printing Is Headed in 5 Years
March 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

I attended Ricoh’s Publishing Executive Symposium this week in Boulder, Colorado, to learn how digital book printing is affecting all levels of the industry. Publishers, book manufacturers, and paper suppliers were in attendance, representing the complete supply chain of the book industry. The big takeaway was that digital book printing is growing and will continue…

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…

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…

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…

BiblioBoard Pushes Libraries into the Digital Age
June 19, 2014

Biblioboard is an ebook lending platform for libraries. Compared to Netflix by USA Today, the platform gives users instant access to library ebooks via web and mobile channels, enabling libraries to compete in an increasingly digital world. CEO Andrew Roskill describes below what sets BiblioBoard apart from other digital library solutions and how libraries and publishers alike can benefit.