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Book lovers, give thanks. If the company had gone under, it would be a gut shot to the publishing industry. And readers. Yes, Amazon, the goliath of book peddling with half the print book market, would gobble up more market share. The company's shares have nowhere to go but up. Other potential acquirers have made noises but have yet to step forward. The company opened scads of massive stores filled with an enormous number of titles.
The company has closed more than stores in the last decade or so, leaving it with Their ability to influence the publishing industry is going to be stronger being in both markets. Daunt is well regarded in the publishing industry for rescuing Waterstones from near bankruptcy. Reidy said. Waterstones has pursued a strategy that some analysts say is the only way to compete in a marketplace dominated by online sales, by allowing individual Waterstones booksellers to tailor each store to the needs and interests of its community. Daunt, who took over in , has said Waterstones operates more like a constellation of independent stores than a homogeneous chain. Singer has given money to campaigns supporting same-sex marriage and is an influential Republican donor.
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Needless to say, these book buyers are crazy-busy. Because these folks are so busy, you need to meet certain parameters for a book to be considered. For self-published authors, getting to these levels isn't easy. But remember, these levels — plus any momentum that may be gained by the in-store print presence — help build sales momentum toward potential attention from a major publisher if that's your goal. Of course, sales numbers don't tell the whole story, so even if your sales figures hit the minimums, it doesn't hurt to give your pitch a little help. Here's how:.