What a Bummer for Book Sellers

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Headline: Harry Potter Magic Spells Losses for Booksellers.

Article says: because of deep consumer discounts, independent booksellers are barely breaking even on every Harry Potter book sold.


As a publisher, I know the discounts we have to offer wholesalers and distributors really cut into profits, often eclipsing any whatsoever when we factor in rising postage prices.

I know printers aren’t exactly raking in the dough when you consider their huge overhead.

Author royalties aren’t that great either.

Now bookstores are struggling to break even on a huge title.

It’s a sorry state for the US publishing system.

That being said, both authors and publishers can make some pretty nice incomes if they work smart.

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Talk later,



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