Found 55 articles containing "Curt Matthews"

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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, Chicago Review Press/IPG, August 1996
What Causes a Bestseller »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 1996 by Curt Matthews, Chairman, Board of Chicago Review; Independent Publishers Group Is there a secret to success in publishing? Or perhaps seven habits, or a thirty-day, or -minute, or -second plan that will insure success? I don’t think so. The truth is that absolutely no one in our business knows what makes …

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 …

Jenny McCune, February 2006
Trends Distributors See »

  For the big book retailers, it’s My (electronic) way or the highway; get on it or get lost. In effect, says Curt Matthews, they tell independent publishers, <span style=’font-size:11.0pt’>We will not play ball with you unless you can play the electronic game. Matthews, chief executive officer of IPG, adds that the message the big …

A PMA Roundtable, December 2005
What Makes a Title Work: PMA Members Distill Advice from Experience »

Plain Speaking   My favorite story about the importance of getting the title right, which I often tell at new-employee orientations, is about a book we did very early on called <span class=95StoneSerifIt>Creating Your Own Future.   I often ask people, so what do you think that book is about? And responses typically include:   …

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