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Leanbookpublishing Science

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Leanbookpublishing Science

  1. 1. Every year more than 2 million new books get published worldwide. Source: Wikipedia 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_published_per_country_per_year
  2. 2. However the average book gets sold/read no more than 250 times. Source: Huffington Post 2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bj-gallagher/book-publishing_b_1394159.html
  3. 3. This results in: -> Unhappy authors -> Wasted resources Source: Lean Book Publishing http://www.leanbookpublishing.com
  4. 4. FACT IS: -> Successful book publishing is hard -> And that it is time for a new way of book publishing
  5. 5. Our solution is Lean Book Publishing A new way of book publishing that focusses on: Publishing books that readers want/like/buy/read
  6. 6. Thereby we aim for: -> Making both authors and readers more happy -> And improving the efficiency, quality and satisfaction of the book publishing industry in general
  7. 7. That is the core of Lean Book Publishing: -> Publishing what readers like -> Thereby improving reader and author satisfaction
  8. 8. What Lean Book Publishing wants to achieve: 1) Raising the total market share of book sales by 10%* till 2020 -> as a result of amazing books * Total U.S. book market $27.12 billion in 2012, Source: BookStats via Paid Content – Laura Hazard Owen: http://paidcontent.org/2013/05/15/ebooks-made-up-20-of-the-u-s-consumer-book-industry-in-2012-up-from-15-in-2011/
  9. 9. What Lean Book Publishing wants to achieve: 2) Raising average book reader satisfaction by 25%* till 2020 -> as a result of amazing books * A survey estimating current reader satisfaction rates is currently in the works Source: www.leanbookpublishing.com
  10. 10. What Lean Book Publishing wants to achieve: 3) Educating self published authors so that the differences in sales* decrease by 25%** till 2020 *Differences in sales numbers between self-published and traditionally published authors ** UK Sales market share of self-published books only 2% in 2012, Source: Bowker Market Research via The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jun/11/self-published-ebooks-20-per-cent-genre
  11. 11. Additional data characterizing the current book publishing landscape with a focus on self-publishing
  12. 12. 80% of all self published books sell less than 100 copies in total Source: Laura Howard refering to Amazon Inc http://laurahoward78.blogspot.co.at/2012/09/five-secrets-to-successful-self.html
  13. 13. More than 80% of all books are self published* -> however they only make up 2% in sales in most countries (U.K. in 2012)** * Source: Estimate: LBP 2013 www.leanbookpublishing.com | Source: Wikipedia 2009 (76% in 2009): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-publishing **Source: The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jun/11/self-published-ebooks-20-per-cent-genre
  14. 14. Ebooks made up 20% of the U.S. consumer book industry in 2012 * Total U.S. book market $27.12 billion in 2012, Source: BookStats via Paid Content – Laura Hazard Owen: http://paidcontent.org/2013/05/15/ebooks-made-up-20-of-the-u-s-consumer-book-industry-in-2012-up-from-15-in-2011/

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