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eBook Sales and Seeing The ‘S’ Curve For What It Is

eBook Sales and Seeing The ‘S’ Curve For What It Is

I came across the Kindle published masses turning to Joe Konrath to explain an unexpected downturn in sales. Understandably, Konrath’s self-publishing and ebook success is seen as the line in the sand for so many authors. “I’ve been asked to speculate about the future in several emails, mostly from panicked authors whose Kindle sales have


Publishers Weekly Asks ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’

Judith Rosen, writing in this morning’s Publishers Weekly, looks at the changing role of sales representatives at large publishing houses and smaller independent presses, asking the question, ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’ There is a notable mention of independent sales rep, Lise Solomon, who helped the sales push for Pulitizer Prize-winning book, Tinkers, by Paul Harding, published by Bellevue Literary


Adult Hardback Sales Slump 8.1% For January (AAP)

The Association of American Publishers (AAP)has today reported on book sales for the month of January 2010. Overall sales were down 0.7% compared to January 2009, but the most alarming figure is adult hardback, dropping 8.1%. You can find the report here. New York, NY, March 22, 2010—The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reports for


Canada’s Top Indie Retailer Files For Bankruptcy Protection

2009 brought an end to independent book retailer Borders UK and its 45 stores. On the eve of 2010, Canadian independent retailer McNally Robinson has filed for bankruptcy protection in the courts. The family-owned business has run bookstores in Canada since 1969 and they still remain hopeful of being allowed to commence financial restructuring to


The Scores On the Doors Are In For 2009 Book Sales

Nielsen BookScan has correlated their final booksales figures in 2009 (724m units). UK book retailers faired a little better than their US cousins, suffering only a half percent decline, compared to the overall 3% decline. The better than expected figures are strongly attributed to deep discounting from high street retailers like Amazon, Wal-mart and Target


Are Amazon Doing Porkies For Christmas?

As a follow up from our previous news story on Amazon’s reported Kindle sales over physical sales. Mediabistro/galleycat reports some rather raised and questioning eyebrows across the blogosphere this evening. Are Amazon telling porkies, or eschewing the figures over Christmas? The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media