Are Publishers Too Quick to Remainder Titles?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the increasing importance of overseas book buyers to the remainder book market. There’s no exact formula for the amount of time it takes for a title to be released, returned and remaindered, but most authors would agree that the window publishers allow a book to gain traction in the marketplace before it’s …

Will E-books Kill the Remainder Book Business?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story, Larry May, director of the Spring Book Show, explains the ins-and-outs of the bargain book business, a lucrative secondary market that most publisher would rather not acknowledge. The business deals in hurts, returns, overruns and books that have been published but gone unsold. But as the industry moves closer and closer to digital …

The Bargain Book Business By the Numbers

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Larry May, director of The Spring Book Show KNOXVILLE: When I was younger and much more foolish, I studied Judo with a former South Korean Olympic Champion. Quite often, after a grueling round of randori (Judo sparring where he used the bodies of his students to “clean up” the mats) he loved to go out and eat and drink…and …

Despite Down Economy, Remainders Still a Great Way to Make Money

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka KNOXVILLE, TN: “For a long time the remainder market wasn’t considered a legitimate part of the book trade,” says Larry May. ┬áMay, who runs The Spring Book Show and the Great American Bargain Book Show, remainder book trade fairs held in Atlanta and Boston respectively, believes that perception has finally turned around. “Maybe it’s the economy, but …