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Remainders in the publishing industry are generally known as any book that is sold at a deep discount to the end customer. (The wholesale price from the publisher to the trade is equally discounted.) True remainders are only those books that have been taken out of circulation because sales have fallen off and the publisher […]

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In the process of books getting to the marketplace, there are three ways that books are distributed – wholesalers, book distributors and fulfillment centers. There are some very significant differences between these service providers. It is much easier to understand someone’s motivation when you understand where and how each of these providers generate income. So, […]

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I am asked, on what seems like a daily basis, about short run printers and which short run printers are best to use. The short answer is… it depends. Each publisher needs to invest some time to find the printer that is right for your needs. The time spent on this research will be well […]

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I recently came across this article from eMarketer.com entitled “Growing Device Markets Mean Opportunities for Publishers, Marketers” and I thought it would be helpful to pass along to you. Please feel free to visit the article on eMarketer. The post appeared on June 15, 2011. Electronic books and periodicals have become a reality on new […]

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For many publishers, processing returns happens a few times a year during “slow periods.” Some publishers will go out of their way to avoid even thinking about returns. It’s amazing to me how publishing executives will skip the returns department during tours of their facility. I attribute this to flawed thinking – they must believe […]

A long-time friend of mine and a highly admired colleague, Dominique Raccah, Founder of Sourcebooks Inc., was recently featured in an article by Crain’s Chicago Business. Dominique and I are both members of Vistage International, PubWest and run into each other at various publishing industry events. We also spend time connecting with one another through […]

When deciding which order fulfillment warehouse is the best fit, choosing a partner in the wrong location may mean an additional 4% in costs to you. Here’s how…. As the saying goes, it’s location, location, location that really counts. Your order fulfillment facility should be located near the hub (or center) of your client base. […]

Below you will find a guest post from Juli Barcelona, Digital Strategist at Barcelona Creative Group, regarding the recent development of a web store solution for a publisher client of ours. – Keith Shay There are many elements that need to come together successfully when developing a fully integrated, managed content e-commerce site for a […]

The 2011 Book Expo America (BEA) Conference begins May 23rd at Javits Center in New York City. As always, Ware-Pak is looking forward to attending this year’s event. As everyone knows, BEA is the largest publishing event in North America. It continues to offer the publishing company access into what’s new, what’s next and everything […]

Recently I read an article on my NPR app on my iPad entitled “The Future of Libraries in the E-Book Age.” I thought the article was very relevant, not only for libraries, but also for today’s publishers and I wanted to share it with you. Feel free to add your comments about the article on […]


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