The Scotiabank Giller shortlist was announced on Tuesday, and people are absolutely delighted by the number of independent presses represented on this list. But many are also worried. They worry that the independents won’t know how to react. Steven Beattie wrote a thoughtful piece on the plight of the shortlisted indie publisher just yesterday. It’s true. It can be difficult for publishers without much Giller experience to know exactly what to do, when to reprint and how much. BNC can help with that—as long as a print job can be scheduled in time.
Whether they know it or not, retailers live and die by stock turns. The magic ratio of (Annual Sales / Average Inventory) is the primary engine of retail profitability, the alpha and omega, the Shiva of the Shelves.
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