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Audiobooks

Audiobooks  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0009
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What is the current landscape of audiobook publishing? Audiobooks, whose first organized venture in the form of recordings for the blind came at the same time as mass-market ... More
The Book Publishing Business Model

The Book Publishing Business Model  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0006
Format: 
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How do trade publishers make money? Take, as an almost absurd example of this business model, the companies that merged in 2013 to become Penguin Random House (PRH)—in 2016 they ... More
Bookselling in the Twenty-First Century—Amazon.com

Bookselling in the Twenty-First Century—Amazon.com  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0007
Format: 
chapter
How has Amazon influenced publishing? Although Amazon began identifying itself as “earth’s biggest bookstore” and pretty much only sold books for the first few years of its ... More
Bookselling, Marketing, and SalesGetting the Book to the Reader

Bookselling, Marketing, and Sales: Getting the Book to the Reader  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0003
Format: 
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How does a book go from a publisher to a reader? Trade publishers, who are the biggest, the best known, and the focus of this book, are called that because they sell primarily ... More
Children’s and Young Adult (YA) Publishing

Children’s and Young Adult (YA) Publishing  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0008
Format: 
chapter
Why is children’s book publishing so often viewed as a world apart from adult publishing? You can tell if someone doesn’t work in children’s publishing if she can’t tell you the ... More
E-Books

E-Books  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0005
Format: 
chapter
Although much of the e-book market and world is in flux, one thing is safe to say: the success of e-books is difficult for publishers and resellers to predict, and it has been from the ... More
From Idea to Book

From Idea to Book  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0002
Format: 
chapter
What are agents and what do they do? Agents, also sometimes called “literary agents,” in the book business represent authors in their business interactions with publishers. The ... More
The Future of Publishing

The Future of Publishing  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0010
Format: 
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What is the impact of nontraditional sales on the trade book industry? This book has focused on how traditional trade publishing operates today within the confines of the ... More
The Global Book Business

The Global Book Business  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0001
Format: 
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What are the various segments within the book business and how do they differ? The “book business” referred to in the title of this book is largely the trade book business in the ... More
Some Publishing History

Some Publishing History  

Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

in The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
16 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190628031.003.0004
Format: 
chapter
When were today’s major publishing houses founded? Although it was evolving, the trade book publishing business had remained largely the same for the first hundred years or so of ... More

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