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To what degree does library book lending complement book sales, and to what degree does library lending substitute for book sales? I don't think anyone knows for sure. (Well maybe Amazon, but they're not telling.) With over 40 billion dollars per year of sales at stake, you would think that the US book publishing industry would want to know as much as possible about how those sales are generated.
O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change conference returned to New York with a typically high profile slate of publishing innovation driven by technology and a new vision of just what publishing can mean. This year’s TOC kicked off with an inspirational keynote by actor, director and now digital entrepreneur, LeVar Burton, before turning quickly to the big issues surrounding libraries and e-book lending and a new and breathtaking vision of independent bookselling. Burton, who is heading a startup multimedia children’s publishing venture called RRKidz that is based on his work hosting PBS’s Reading Rainbow program for many years, delivered an inspirational keynote speech focused on the role of reading—in particular science fiction—in his own life.
February 14th, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · No Comments · Tablet Pilot , textbooks One Rockville, Ill., based college is launching a tablet pilot program this semester, and they’ve adopted a novel goal. Rather than buy and lend the hardware, they’re going to rent tablets to students.
Fewer accounts, larger lists mean reps work harder to get business Nancy Purcell Is HarperCollins' Toronto sales representative, but in today’s changing retail environment, selling isn't necessarily part of her day's work. One afternoon in late September, for example, she stopped at Indigo to do a stock check and ended up talking with the fiction manager, whom she didn't know. The point of the conversation was to establish a stronger professional relationship with a key employee, despite the fact that someone else actually oversees the Indigo account. A few days later, she dropped by a Chapters superstore in Thornhill to spend an hour or so talking with the section heads about HarperCollins' top 25 tall titles. Purcell outlined publicity plans, author tour information, and other marketing details.