Book Publishing Industry

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Notes on the Romance Publishing Industry

On the top of popular fiction charts sits the often disrespected romance genre, but these stories of love and happily-ever-after manage to keep many publishers afloat, as readers purchase from publishers both large and small.

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Book Pricing Strategies

Book publishers need to consider the market, their costs, and the perceived value of the book before arriving at a retail price for any title.

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Will E-Books Topple Publishers as We Know Them?

Are the major publishing houses we love and revile about to come tumbling down, undermined by a million e-bookers? Yes, says Smashwords’ founder Mark Coker, there’s a revolution afoot. No, says Berrett-Koehler’s David Marshall, the new publishing houses will just be different and better. The odd man out, publishing consultant Peter Beren, thinks the traditional publishers will not only survive, they will probably just absorb the current e-book craze and crazies.

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Publishing Internships

Internships are a great way to make contacts inside the publishing industry, and a great way to test-drive a possible career.

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ISBN Frequently Asked Questions

For many first-time publishers and self-published authors, getting an ISBN and barcode on their books seems like an unimportant formality. It is, however, a vitally important part of your book publishing strategy that shouldn't be neglected.

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Barcodes for Books

Information on the Bookland EAN Barcode, the UPC symbol and their uses in the book publishing industry.