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Today this guy pushed me into the bus. Bullys if im going to keep getting beaten face and beat him up I guess: P more effective use of gloves or without? is exactly what they seem Im 14, do not say get help from a teacher or another if it is necessary for evil just ask my friends to fight for me. Only in the case is and throws a punch at me, punch him Im tired of the harassment, stop here. L

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3 Strategies to help survive the bookstore

Recently, I heard about how libraries have hard to stay in business, and not just small, local bookstores, but also large chains, such as borders. My perception is that the success 'S is partly responsible for these struggles. I love, and I also like "bricks and mortar" bookstores. The fate of 'seems quite safe at that time, libraries have proposed three strategies can use to stay in business and survive

MARKET The New Environment

Once upon a time, if you want to buy a book, bought it in a bookstore. likely to buy books have changed. Now you can pay to download a book for an electronic book reader or to buy from an online source (for example, the author or publisher web site, book buying habits have changed, but the Libraries seem to try to keep the way of doing business. Other than the addition of a coffee shop, bookstore today are very similar to memory before this book was the practice of shopping online

In my opinion, one of the advantages Amazon offers buyers books libraries that are not is the breadth of selection. Amazon has a wider selection of books in bookstores. The second advantage is cost. The price of Buy book online is often less than your cost of bookstores. Amazon does not have to pay to store the furniture, decorations, floor walkers, fancy buildings, etc. With the operating costs for the book larger volumes, Amazon can keep prices low. As my Aunt Irene said: "Is not it nice, but it works. "To attract buyers of books, libraries are going in the opposite direction. It does not seem to work.

Of course, I can buy books directly from the pages of the library website. I can go to the site boundaries, for example, find and buy books. However, if I buy books online, I'll probably buy on Bookstores offer a different experience for online shopping, and bookstores want to succeed. Thus, the advice I have is that more people to buy books in bookstores.


1. Use e-book based and web technologies.
Libraries must use new technologies, not to resist. I speak especially to readers of books electronics. When I was in a Borders bookstore earlier this week, I found that e-book readers from Sony that were for sale. I was very impressed. Example models of long extracts are pre-loaded with about 15 pounds. They were firmly attached to the bar, I could not choose, let alone walk with them. While playing with them, I looked at the store. In almost every wall and every corner, I saw people sitting in comfortable chairs reading books. You can browse the shelves, take a book, it leads to a chair and read. I could not do any thing with the e-book readers that are displayed. It made me think about the possibilities of sales and buyer behavior.

The people in bookstores to browse the books, take a selected title, and read a few pages. If they like what they read, they will buy the book. Unfortunately they are limited to books on the shelves, which can not be that people want. For example, I wanted to look at books in the construction of houses in the trees. None were available on the shelves. (I alluded to the local hardware store), I wanted to make a U-turn by the writer 2009 of the observatory. I could not. Would read a few pages of Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. Not available. Maybe I could see Rick worse, the first book of Jhumpa Lahiri. The same problem.

I understand that libraries can not stock all the books available in their database. It is a fact. But I will not be able to watch anyway, whether or not on the shelf? Here is where e-book technology can play an important role.

This is the scenario I suppose. I check an electronic book reader (for free, of course) the cons-espionage service. The e-book reader is connected Wireless network library. I approach the end of a library computer or on the touch screen located in a library. Look for Titles I, the authors verify, look at the covers, and find a book that sounds interesting. I punched in the number of e-book reader that I door, and the 40 or 50 pages of the book is downloaded to the reader. I use the e-book reader a soft chair, hook one leg the armrest, and reading. You can find 10 books that look interesting. I download each extract.

(Why did I not simply browse the e-book reader? e-book readers are now in black and white. I want to see carried on color, then use the computer monitor or panel color.)

Two of those titles are interesting enough that I want to buy. I get up in the player menu and add them to my cart. When I finished browsing, I hit the buy button. According to the information displayed, a book is in the shop and waiting for me in the office. The other book is not available in the store, but it is in store. I can get a discount of 10%. Would I want to buy it and do shipped directly to me? Of course I would!

(Why 10% discount? First of all, if not in the store, then head office has determined that there is a book that is likely to have high volume. Jump to occupy space in the inventory of the warehouse, inventory and maintenance costs money. The presentation encourages me hands down. Secondly, the reduction can justify the delay ships. Thirdly, the rebate also helps the store to compete with prices of If I'm going to wait anyway, the cost must be competitive. Otherwise I'll buy it from Amazon.)

I can take my credit card and buy two books by electronic book reader. If you do not want enter my billing information in the drive, or if you want to pay cash, I take the e-book reader for counter sales. The employee scans the number of reader and raise my payment information. The first book is, in fact, waiting there for me. The Secretary confirmed that you want the other book, too. I do. I can make my payment, get the first book, letting the reader, and I'm done. Just another happy customer library.

2. Improving research books in bookstores.
I refer to semantic mapping technologies. When I enter a book title or name the author, and not only should have the results of specific research, but you should get a list of books that are related. (This is similar to how creates music stations online for users based on user selections.) If I am interested in a book or an author, then the search should also recommend other selections. This will be much deeper than the simple search category currently available.

For example, if I go into the concept of "Sherlock Holmes", which should see the titles of other books in the series of Sherlock Holmes, another Evidence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, other mysteries lead male officers, books written in the same style, and books written by the same period. Instead of books about Sherlock Holmes, I can browse a wide selection of books that are linked by a wide range of identifiers. I can hit the "more like this" or "not like this button to refine your search.

Finally I get to Frankenstein or Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley modern. I never thought about reading this book, but fits my interest, I do not know. "Ok, I think, I'll check. "I can download my e-book reader, read 10 or 15 pages, and find that really interest. buy a book that otherwise would never have thought to buy. I am another happy customer library.

3. Using Print on Demand (POD) technologies.
Print on demand may increase the choices available, while reducing inventory costs. As my former professor of accounting management, he said, "The inventory is bad." In the perfect world, a library does not have inventory. Exactly the exact number of books are available at all times to meet customer demand. Of course, this is impossible. However, reducing inventory of the warehouse can using POD.

Instead of storing 1,000 copies of a book in a central repository (or 25 copies of a library independent) a library does not keep enough books to meet the anticipated demand for the short period thereafter. This book may be only 10 or 20 if the application does not expect low or unknown. The company's library (eg Borders) uses POD technology to produce extra pounds required. Thanks to technology POD books in the short term can be produced very quickly. Even 1 pound can be economically produced from POD.

For large sets of books, over 1000, for example, the gap (ie traditional) printing is the most profitable. New Stephen King book to be printed with offset printing. The books are in bookstores, not in the inventory, and sold fairly quickly. inventory costs are not the same problem will be topics for authors less known or less popular. Using POD, libraries can take a very low inventory (the if any) of most books and books forms when they are requested. With POD, a book can be produced overnight.

Consider the scene of the first day. I think a book I want, but not in the store. I can buy and have sent me. What I do not know is that the book is not in the inventory, either. All I know, everything you need to know is that the book will be sent to me tomorrow. When I buy the book, the order is filed, the book was printed in the night and the next day it is delivered.

Bookstore companies can perform this process in two ways. First, the company may license the right to print the library books in their own facilities. The book will be the book exactly the same as the editor were printed: the same ISBN, same deck anyway. The editor of the library is not only the printer. This can be expensive at first, but will allow the library to sell books effectively without having to put in a purchase order to the publisher or the fight against the "interim" cost and inefficiencies. The increased costs are borne by the acquisition and implementation of printing technologies, as well as personnel to operate and manage the process.

The second way is less costly but also less effective. large libraries can give preferential treatment those publishers who use POD which motivates publishers to create this possibility. The books of the Company buyer can then send a request to the editor Demand 5 copies of a book. Normally, the publisher would make fun of such a request, because it uses offset printing. But a publisher who uses POD can do, and books will be ready tomorrow.

If the library wants to keep books in order to reduce inventory and shipping, you can use a Kanban system in conjunction with the POD to keep the books available, maintaining inventory costs to a minimum. A Kanban system uses a "pull" opening process of creating or purchasing a product. When only a certain number of books remain in inventory, ordering, and more books are printed. That's how it works.

Let's say the library is expected to sell 7 copies of one book per week, or about 1 per day. Some days, 2 copies are sold, but never more than 9 pounds in a week and never more than 4 pounds in 3 days. Also say that the books can be printed and delivered in 3 days, which is almost impossible to read traditional print, but simply with POD. Then, using the Kanban system, when only 4 books are in the inventory (The maximum that will be sold between the time of the order and timing of delivery), the company made a request to another 9 pounds. This way, as the stock has more pounds in the previous resolution, the following order arrives.

A bookstore can order 1,000 copies of a book. Some are sold immediately, but others will remain in storage for a long period. Using target = "" print> _blank demand publication and a kanban system, many small orders are placed. The inventory is maintained at a minimum, costs are reduced, and books are always available when needed. As the book buyer, I have the book you want, either now or in a few days. Just another library the customer happy.


That's it. These are my recommendations for keeping alive libraries and great value for book buyers. My hope is that when I'm 80 years old, not heard: "When I was younger, we could go to a place real where books were sold. It has been called a bookstore. Gosh, I miss those days. "

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David Bowman is the Owner and Chief Editor of Precise Edit, a comprehensive editing, proofreading, and document analysis service for authors, students, and businesses. Precise Edit also offers a variety of other services, such as translation, transcription, and website development.


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