Manny P. here…
The Partners West regional catalog is now available to literary stores and libraries. Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is one of the many books promoted by the major distributor. This is a great opportunity for my paperback to be appropriately marketed to vendors West of the Rockies.
Our team has decided to promote my work with an ad in the catalog. Hopefully, this decision will send sales of my book right into a second printing! My personal goal is to introduce Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History by reaching libraries up and down the West Coast.
I’m saddened to report the closing of approximately 30% of BORDERS stores nationally. It’s part of a reorganization strategy with the intent for the company to stay solvent.
The immediate shut-down of 200 locations means the loss of almost 6,000 jobs. Publishers can expect a 1% – 10% revenue shortfall from the sales of paperbacks in 2011. These figures have been reported by the Associated Press, and in the Los Angeles Times (among other news sources).
On a personal note, 16 Southern California locations carrying Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History are shutting their doors. As much as this is unfortunate news for me, I worry this is a grim situation for the employees involved. My heart goes out to them for their impending unemployment. I pray they land on their feet…
And, I hope the chain can resolve their financial woes.
Until next time> “never forget”