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Robin Bartlett and Sharon Castlen, August 2017
A 7-Step Plan for Selling to Libraries (Selling to Libraries & Schools: Part 3 of 3) »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2017 by Robin Bartlett, SpringerNature Publishers & Sharon Castlen, Integrated Book Marketing – The final part of a three-part series on how to sell to libraries and schools. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) In the first installment of this series, we offered 10 tips for selling to libraries and schools. …

Deb Vanasse, August 2017
Publisher Gatherings: The Power of Small »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2017 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent – Large trade shows and conferences aren’t the only places to meet industry professionals. Publishers also benefit from smaller-scale opportunities to network and share ideas. At trade shows and conferences, there’s a hum in the air: the buzz of hundreds, if not thousands, of industry professionals …

Victoria Sutherland, August 2017
Foreign Rights: What You Can Expect from International Trade Shows »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2017 by Victoria Sutherland, Publisher, Foreword Reviews – Now that the domestic trade show season is behind us, our thoughts turn to the international marketplace and how to best utilize our presence at book fairs from late summer 2017 to late spring 2018—Beijing, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Bologna, and London. In truth, the contrast between North …

Peter Goodman, July 2017
Indie Books for Indie Bookshops »

PUBLISHED JULY 2017 by Peter Goodman, Publisher, Stone Bridge Press I read recently in Business Insider that Amazon’s strategy for making its brick-and-mortar stores successful hinged on three factors: exploiting big data to tailor the store’s offerings to its local demographic; reducing inventory to only a few thousand titles of proven sales potential; and adding …

Angela Bole, June 2017
Director’s Desk: Reactions to Amazon’s Policy Change »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2017 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association Last month, IBPA published an open letter about the March 1 Amazon policy change that makes it possible for third-party sellers to compete for the Buy Box for books. As this issue is ongoing, I wanted to take some time in this month’s Director’s Desk …

Robin Barlett and Sharon Castlen, June 2017
Checklist for Selling to Schools (Selling to Libraries & Schools: Part 2 of 3) »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2017 by Robin Bartlett, SpringerNature Publishers & Sharon Castlen, Integrated Book Marketing The second part of a three-part series on how to sell to libraries and schools. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) In the first installment of this series, we offered 10 tips for selling to libraries and schools. In …

Robin Bartlett & Sharon Castlen, April 2017
Capturing the Lucrative Library and School Markets (Selling to Libraries & Schools: Part 1 of 3) »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2017 by Robin Bartlett, SpringerNature Publishers & Sharon Castlen, Integrated Book Marketing In the first part of a three-part series, the authors offer 10 tips for selling to libraries and schools. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) Libraries and schools represent a tremendous opportunity for expanding the sales, credibility, and visibility …

Alexa Schlosser, March 2017
Navigating the World of Independent Booksellers »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2017 by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent From managing relationships to unexpected challenges, 11 IBPA members weigh in on their experiences working with independent booksellers. Meet the Panelists Nan Doya, Executive Editor, Casper Press Tracee Dunblazier, Author, Founder, GoTracee Publishing LLC Gloria T. August, CEO, English Garden Talk Press, St. Bridged Vineyard …

Alexa Schlosser, March 2017
What do Independent Booksellers Really Think? »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2017 by Alexa Schlosser, Managing Editor, IBPA Independent We asked three bookselling experts to answer some of your questions regarding the relationship between indie author/small press and indie booksellers. Ann Seaton Administrator, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Q: What information and/or characteristics appeal to you when considering shelving a book by an indie …

Brian Jud, February 2017
3 Steps to Making Large Sales to Corporate Buyers »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2017 by Brian Jud, Executive Director, Association of Publishers for Special Sales Non-bookstore marketing is identical to selling through bookstores, yet vastly different. How can that be? There are two pieces in the special-sales pie: retail and non-retail. In retail sales (airport stores, supermarkets, and discount stores) books are sold off the shelf, …

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