From Sea to Shining e(book) - Canada's Print and Distribution Landscape - Craig Riggs

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Canada’s book supply chain continues to evolve as the impact of global market forces, digital delivery and currency fluctuations shape behaviour and structures. Drawing from two recent reports on distribution and digital publishing in the Canadian market, Craig Riggs will explore the variety of options and strategies currently in use.

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From Sea to Shining e(book) - Canada's Print and Distribution Landscape - Craig Riggs

  1. 1. From Sea to Shining eBook: Book Distribution and the Power of Scale 2009 BookNet Tech Forum | March 12 | Toronto tr Friday, March 13, 2009
  2. 2. Two years, three national studies • Book retail, distribution, and digital books • Scavenger hunt + extensive interview panel tr Friday, March 13, 2009
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  4. 4. “Scale is an advantage for virtually all aspects of distribution. If you’ve got a warehouse, you want to ll it, because you pay the same for empty space as you do for utilized space.” – Shatzkin tr Friday, March 13, 2009
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  8. 8. If you’re a small publisher... • You’re more expensive to serve • Likely to have more limited choices • Can manufacture scale by buddying up tr Friday, March 13, 2009
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  10. 10. “We’re seeing erosion [of sales] to American competition that scale-wise no one can touch.” – Canadian distributor tr Friday, March 13, 2009
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  13. 13. craig@turner-riggs.com tr Friday, March 13, 2009

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