Category Archives: book business

bad bookstore business decisions

The large Australian book chain Angus & Robertson has apparently decided it would be a good idea to send invoices to small presses for the lower profit that A&R received from their books (described as a “profit gap”). Not only is this extortionate, clueless, and bad business management, it’s also hilarious reading.

(and of course boing boing covered it)

authors vs. copyright owners

Meghann Marco, a new author, would like to have her book indexed by Google, but her publisher says no, they’d rather sue. [link from kottke.org]

As a person who spends a large part of her day trying to get people to read her book, I asked my publisher to include me in Google Print.

They said no.

I think the majority of authors would benefit from something like Google Print.