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Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing
On the business of selling books.
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Why Authors Are Earning Less Even As Book Sales Rise

Why Authors Are Earning Less Even As Book Sales Rise | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
HarperCollins reported $490 million in sales for the last quarter on Thursday, up $83 million from the same quarter in 2017, as author earnings have dipped by 42% over the last ten years. How can author earnings slip so far even as book publishers' incomes continue to rise?
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'We're here for the long haul': are independent bookshops finally back on the rise?

'We're here for the long haul': are independent bookshops finally back on the rise? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The total number of indie bookshops in the UK only increased by one in 2017, but it is the first sign of growth in a long-beleaguered sector, which has lost more than 1,000 stores in 20 years. Why do booksellers think their ‘fortunes are reversing’?
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What 15 years at Foyles taught me about the future of bookselling 

The book industry has never really been simple. But looking back to over 15 years ago, when I started my career at Foyles, it certainly felt simpler.
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There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Reader  

There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Reader   | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it

" ...  lazy stereotypes about reader preferences absolutely contribute to problems in the publishing industry."

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Why Your Self-Published Book May Suck A Bag Of Dicks

Why Your Self-Published Book May Suck A Bag Of Dicks | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Chuck Wendig: Freelance Penmonkey
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Kinokuniya's Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

Kinokuniya's Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
'Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,' says Kinokuniya's Hiroshi Sogo on bookselling in Japan and abroad.
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The best bookshop in Malaysia!
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Why American Literature Needs Indie Presses

Why American Literature Needs Indie Presses | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works.
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Publishers Should Lower The e-Book Price When The Paperback Is Released

Publishers Should Lower The e-Book Price When The Paperback Is Released | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it

Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
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This makes a great deal of sense.  I'm buying far fewer Kindle books because I find them over-priced.  If I have to pay the paperback price (and sometimes more), I'd rather buy the physical book.  This of course makes no sense since an ebooks doesn't carry the overheads of printing costs, distribution, warehousing and retailing.  
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Why Distributors Are Book Publishing's New Gatekeepers

Why Distributors Are Book Publishing's New Gatekeepers | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As a former gatekeeper, I'm fascinated by the gatekeeper divide in book publishing, where the role gets falsely propped up by supporters of traditiona
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Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world?

Is self-publishing coming of age in the digital world? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
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The e-book Industry is in a State of Decline – 2015 Year in Review

The e-book Industry is in a State of Decline – 2015 Year in Review | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The e-book industry is currently trending downwards and 2015 was the first year that everyone has acknowledged it. With the overall decline in e-book sales
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Elizabeth Tai's comment, January 28, 2016 8:23 AM
The data is biased towards traditional publishing by the way. For the indie market, it's booming.
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In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback

In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
As the pendulum swings back to print, used bookstores are thriving, with new ones opening around the nation.
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Are small independent publishers doing the work for big publishers?

Are small independent publishers doing the work for big publishers? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
While the giant firms sink huge sums into fleeting fads, the commitment and passion of the smaller imprints leave a larger impression in the long term
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How Indie Presses Are Elevating the Publishing World

Independent presses are a lifeline in the publishing world. At a time when large publishing houses are merging into even larger conglomerates, writers may feel like finding a home for their work…
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On the importance of indie publishers.
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A C.S.A. for Books

A C.S.A. for Books | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Adrea Piazza on Blue Hill Books, in Maine, whose owner, Samantha Haskell, devised a business plan for the store based on community-supported agriculture.
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Community Supported Books. What a great way to support publishing/book retail!
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30 of Literary Fiction’s Most Risqué Book Covers

30 of Literary Fiction’s Most Risqué Book Covers | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Recently at Literary Hub Headquarters (read: the bar down the street from our actual office), the editorial staff sat around discussing the books—and more
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Amazon’s first bookstore in New York City sucks the joy out of buying books

Amazon’s first bookstore in New York City sucks the joy out of buying books | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The joy of the bookstore lies in what might be called the analog experience of the physical space: Hushed page-flipping; the sound of two covers sliding against each other as a book is returned to its spot on the shelf; the quiet murmur of, "Have you read this one?" Luddites and Twitter junkies alike need insulation fro
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Waterstones makes first year of profit since 2008 financial crash

Waterstones makes first year of profit since 2008 financial crash | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Bookseller reports £9.8m pretax profit, shrugging off effect of ebooks and Amazon to record 4.3% rise in sales to £409m
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“The growth of children’s books is an ongoing trend and an optimistic one for the future. People continue to read and teenagers continue to read and read more,”
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The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks

The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks. Publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.
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The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016

The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016 | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.
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Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away

Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
The hysterical cheerleaders of the e-book failed to account for human experience, and publishers blindly followed suit. But the novelty has worn off
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James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books

James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
This summer, the popular novelist will start testing a new line of short novels that cost less than $5 and can be read in a single sitting.
Sharon Bakar's insight:
Love the idea of small books sold in a whole variety of places.  Some of my favourite books I came to via Penguin's tiny special editions - Steven Jay Gould for e.g.
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Why Are Book Trailers for Literary Fiction So Self-Loathing?

Why Are Book Trailers for Literary Fiction So Self-Loathing? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Sometimes it seems like everyone is a brand and everything we do is a product. This makes us sad, or at least we’re conflicted about it, content though ...
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Should Writing Be an Art or a Career?

Should Writing Be an Art or a Career? | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
Two new anthologies from Ben Marcus and The Paris Review take on the professionalization of writing.
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Sometimes it pays to judge a book by its cover

Sometimes it pays to judge a book by its cover | Bibliobibuli Publishing and Marketing | Scoop.it
A seemingly simple design can reveal a lot about what is in store for the reader, argues Sarah Bannan
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