Direct to consumer is not for every book publisher. As publishers grapple with the decision of direct to consumer, what are the things to consider? What are the needs? What are the advantages? What are the investments that need to be made?
If you choose not to sell direct, what can you do so you are not at a disadvantage? This talk, given at IDPF 2016, discusses some of the pros and cons, the decision-making process, thinking through your value proposition, examples of book publishers selling directly, the data implications, as well as a Sourcebooks case study.