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How to Design an E-Commerce Experience Your Shoppers Adore

With more bookselling moving online as brick and mortar bookstores disappear, selling directly to the consumer presents a tremendous opportunity for publishers. Advantages include: (1) Retaining more control over the publishing process by getting your book discovered. (2) The pricing strategy will now be yours – you will set the selling price and decide when to discount (if at all). (3) Increased margins by retaining the 50 to 55% fee required by online sellers. (4) You will be building a mailing list of potential buyers for the new books to be launched at a later date.

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Amazon… How Does a Publisher Compete?

Amazon and the Publishing IndustryAmazon has and continues to invest millions on systems, readers, selling books at the cheapest price, and the biggest selection. Every day, it seems like there is another article talking about how Amazon is dominating the publishing industry and their goal to put publishers out of business. Amazon has decimated retail book stores, established a clear dominance in the e-book market (and growing stronger), has become a publisher and now they have set their sites on destroying local retail with same day delivery.

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Ware-Pak Partners with BookMobile

BookMobile has custom fit an Automatic Replenishment Program (ARP) for Ware-Pak’s client publishers. At Ware-Pak, we offer total supply chain control to leading publishers, trade, and professional organizations. With our strong focus on providing excellent customer service and custom solutions to clients, BookMobile is a natural partner.

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Pick, Pack and Ship Services Help Publishers Reduce Fulfillment Costs

Due to the nature of the publishing industry, publishers have multiple layers of costs associated with fulfillment (the process of picking, packing and shipping books). In its simplest form, fulfillment is the act of getting books out the warehouse door and delivered to customers in a fast, efficient and economical manner. Any additional costs incurred in fulfillment means a reduced bottom line profit for the publishing house.

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USPS Announce Rate Increase for 2012

USPS has announced that they will be taking the maximum increase allowed under current law, which is 2.1%.  The actual percentage price increase for specific products will vary, however, the overall average price increase for all mailing services is capped at the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (which is 2.1%).  The new prices will go into effect on January 22, 2012 for most mailing services.

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