Publisher's Weekly's Sara Nelson talks about the state of the publishing industry

Sunday, December 14, 2008 2 Comments A+ a-

This broadcasted this past weekend and kudos to Book TV for posting it at their Youtube channel. This was a good overview of the past events and a possible future of where the industry is headed.


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Zoe Winters
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2:03 PM delete

She looks pissed off. I agree with what she's saying though. The industry has had so many opportunities to wake up and run a sane business, but they haven't. I will NEVER respect mainstream publishing as a viable business model until they all stop being pussies and put their foot down about this bookstore returns system. Holy crap, dude. Seriously.

That's not how you run a business.

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Zoe Winters
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Also, why haven't they run bigger promotions EVERY christmas to get people to buy books? WHy did they sit on their asses and twiddle their thumbs until black Wednesday.

I DO feel bad for everyone who has lost a job over this, but folks at the highest strata, like the CEO's and people how have had power to change how they run business, I don't have respect for that. Run a sound business or move out of the way.

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