What is Driving our Business         Timothy Doyle     Harvard University Press      April 13, 2012
Current Year     Success of front list titles     International sales     Expansion of digital sales and POD           ...
Next Year and Beyond      Continued expansion of international sales         DeGruyter         HBP      Expansion of d...
Trends and Challenges     Trends:        Continued increase in eBook and POD        Reduction in papercover sales      ...
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  1. 1. What is Driving our Business Timothy Doyle Harvard University Press April 13, 2012
  2. 2. Current Year  Success of front list titles  International sales  Expansion of digital sales and POD 2
  3. 3. Next Year and Beyond  Continued expansion of international sales  DeGruyter  HBP  Expansion of digital sales beyond eBooks  Subscriptions for new products (non Apps)  Backlist digitization (DeGruyter)  Other revenue sources  Aggregation and Rights income  Improved internal publishing workflow  ePub, Mobi  XML for repackaging of content 3
  4. 4. Trends and Challenges  Trends:  Continued increase in eBook and POD  Reduction in papercover sales  Backlist declines  Reduction in gross sales (and Returns)  Stagnation in domestic sales and growth internationally  Challenges  Production and distribution costs  More reliance on front list  Refinement of Editorial Strategy & new products  Publicity for books that don’t “sell themselves” 4

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