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  • 1. Russian Guild of Dealers Conference, Moscow, 2008 Bookselling in the 21 st Century: A Canadian Perspective Canadian Market, Technology and the Supply Chain Doug Minett, Bookseller & Technology consultant, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • 2. Agenda
    • Canadian (English) Retail market
    • Canadian (English) Retail Supply chain
    • Canadian (English) Supply chain technology
    • Booknet Canada
    • Bookselling in the 21 st Century
  • 3. Canadian Trade Retail Market National Retail Chain and Internet Retailer (Indigo/Chapters) Regional Retail Chains Independent Retailers Large Format General Retail Other Internet Retailers
  • 4. Canadian Retail Supply Chain Book Inventory Movement Canadian Exclusive Distributor Canadian Publisher Canadian Wholesaler Retailer Internet Retailer Consumer USA Publisher UK Publisher USA Wholesaler
  • 5. Canadian Supply Chain Technology Bibliographic Metadata
        • What data is included?
        • ISBN, Title, Author, description of manifestation, etc
        • Special market issues in Canada
          • Distribution rights, pricing, publication date, etc
        • How is the data made available?
        • 3 rd party metadata Books-in-Print (ONIX)
        • Direct publisher/distributor/wholesaler provided file (ONIX)
  • 6. Canadian Retail Supply Chain Bibliographic Data Movement Canadian Exclusive Distributor Canadian Publisher 3 rd Party Data Aggregator Retailer Internet Retailer Consumer USA Publisher UK Publisher USA Wholesaler
  • 7. English Supply Chain Technology Inventory status metadata
        • What data is included?
        • ISBN, source of supply, on hand status, on order status
        • Special market issue in Canada
          • distribution rights, pricing
        • How is the data made available?
        • Direct publisher/distributor/wholesaler provided file
        • Direct internet services (standards issues - EDItEUR)
        • 3 rd party internet services (standards - EDItEUR)
  • 8. Canadian Retail Supply Chain Inventory Status Data Movement Canadian Exclusive Distributor 3 rd Party Data Aggregator Retailer Internet Retailer Consumer USA Wholesaler
  • 9. English Supply Chain Technology EDI: Electronic Data Interchange Order and Fulfillment – Stores and Internet
        • Essential supply chain documents:
        • Purchase Order
        • Purchase Order Acknowledgment
        • Advanced Shipment Notice
        • Invoicing
        • Internet considerations:
        • Direct customer shipment by supplier
        • Integration with consumer administration
  • 10. Canadian Retail Supply Chain Order and Fulfillment Data Movement Canadian Exclusive Distributor Canadian Wholesaler Retailer Internet Retailer Consumer USA Wholesaler Value Added Network (BNC) ftp and web services
  • 11. Booknet Canada Canadian Public Policy Initiative
        • Government of Canada recognized need for multi-faceted program to support existing government publishing initiatives.
          • Bibliographic standards development and certification program
          • EDI standards development and certification program
          • EDI value added network system
            • Free to booksellers
          • Retail sales data tracking and reporting system
            • Free to booksellers
          • Ongoing industry education (standards development, digital revolution, etc)
  • 12. Booknet Canada Standards Experience
        • Standards Development
          • Participate in International standards development where possible
            • BIC/EDItEUR, London (ONIX, EDItx)
            • BISG/BISAC, New York (X12, ONIX)
          • Engage industry leaders from all sectors
          • Develop clear specifications from standards that are conducive to certification programs
          • Conduct certification programs with the support of industry leaders
  • 13. Bookselling in the 21 st Century
    • Challenges for booksellers
        • Non-book digital distraction
          • North Americans are reading less
          • North American families are spending less on books
        • Increased competition with development of new book supply channels
          • Internet bookselling
          • eBook bookselling
        • Disintermediation in the supply of books
          • Author
          • Publisher
          • Bookseller
          • Librarian
  • 14. Bookselling in the 21 st Century
    • Opportunities for booksellers
        • Improve supply chain efficiencies
          • Develop and implement new technologies
        • Become a leader in emerging supply channels
          • Internet bookselling
          • eBook and audio bookselling
        • Develop 21 st Century marketing strategies
          • Develop a marketing “voice” (point of view) that demands attention (Can 21 st century bookselling be a new mass media platform?)
          • Consider the incorporation of trends like “social networking”