Small Press, Big Data — your questions

Can I ask where the *other* genres, besides single-author poetry collections, appeared on your graph?

What were the values on the vertical axis?

What does the opposite graph look like, with profit values in order?

“I printed exactly the right number of copies, but struggled to make cash — how did I manage that?!”

Selling books at a launch event had no effect — why?

  • If there was no launch, the people who would have attended bought copies anyway.
  • If there was a launch without the publisher (i.e. in a bookshop), the lost profits per unit were roughly equivalent to what the publisher would have spent travelling to the venue and/or hiring the space.

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Founder and Chairman @valleypress, consultant in independent publishing. Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

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Jamie McGarry

Jamie McGarry

Founder and Chairman @valleypress, consultant in independent publishing. Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

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