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Kristen McLean, November 2016
Don’t Waste Your Money: Creative Strategies for Investing in the Right Publishing Events »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2016 by Kristen McLean, Director of New Business Development, Nielsen Book Doesn’t it seem like every time you open your inbox, there is another conference announcement, trade show reminder, or early-bird invite? These events are an important part of our culture, but conferences and trade shows can be expensive propositions for publishers, especially …

Mark Rodgers, September 2015
Build Your Business Case, Part 1: Logic »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2015 by Mark Rodgers, Principal, Peak Performance Business Group Having someone say Yes to your ideas, offers, and suggestions ranks among the greatest achievements in the business world. But persuasion requires intellectual heavy lifting, and part of that heavy lifting entails making a solid business case for what you’re proposing. In the process, …

Brooke Warner, March 2015
My Distribution Discoveries »

In 2012, I launched She Writes Press with a fairly simple idea in mind. I envisioned curating manuscripts and basing decisions about which books to publish solely on the merits of the writing. During my eight-year tenure as executive editor at Seal Press prior to that, I’d witnessed, and become tired of, publishers’ increasing emphasis …

Carolyn Sakowski, January 2015
Longevity Lessons: The View from a Company Six Decades Strong »

While we were celebrating John F. Blair, Publisher’s 60th anniversary during the past year, I noticed that half of our staff members have worked for Blair for more than 20 years, but a quarter of the staff members are under the age of 30. That gives us the unique advantage of having a historical perspective …

Janice Schnell Butler, January 2013
Board Member Memo: Demystifying Returns »

PUBLISHED JANUARY 2013 by Janice Schnell, Ingram Content Group – Publishers are artists. It might sound odd to use that term, but every day publishers bring new ideas and experiences to the world through written words. This is a true art form. Of course, in addition to being artists, publishers must be savvy business people. …

Nick Weir-Williams, August 1998
Returns and the Book Industry »

Few topics create such passion in the book industry as that of returns, and I’d like to address some of the issues surrounding returns in this commentary. How Some Avoid Returns It’s clear from what many PMA members have said that returns are a major problem for them, both in theory and practice. It’s also …

Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D, October 1996
Many Unhappy Returns »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1996 by Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D, Publishing Attorney It frequently seems that book publishers are not in the business of selling books. Rather, it often appears that they are in the business of consigning books. Although the paperwork may be marked “INVOICE,” the reality is that some or indeed all of the books …

Curt Matthews, Chicago Review Press/IPG, September 1996
Ingram Returns – Why Do They Happen? »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 1996 by Curt Matthews, Chicago Review Press In last month’s newsletter, I complained about the propensity of small presses to complain about irritating aspects of the book business that can not be changed. This time I want to take a hard look at what may well be the leading subject of such complaints: …

Curt Matthews, May 1996
Returns Again … And Possible Solutions »

PUBLISHED MAY 1996 by Curt Matthews, Independent Publishers Group I had a call the other day from an editor at Publishers Weekly who was researching an article about returns in the book trade. He wanted to know, from the independent press prospective, if returns were still running at the dreadful levels reached in the first …

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