Catalyst Book Press

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P.S.

Of course, I will also post about how important bookstores are (god, I love ’em) and what does it say about our culture that we can’t keep them in business?

How exactly does B&N make money anyway? It seems like they don’t sell that many books, given how many they send back to publishers.

And really, not to piss off the big guys because I certainly hope some of them will carry Catalyst’s books, but really–why is the book business modeled on consignment? Consignment seems like it would work well with something like clothes, which last relatively well. But books are like food: not that books spoil but they do rip and tear and shred rather easily, hence the decrepit condition in which they are returned to the publisher after they have been on B&N’s booksheles for a few months.

February 6, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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