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paul_indigo
11 Mar 2004 - 11:26 PM

Cross posted with you Pete. Yes my company sells to book shops like Waterstones and we've got an online bookstore.

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paul_indigo
11 Mar 2004 - 11:28 PM

Trouble with many bookstores is that they don't buy centrally so marketing to them is very time consuming. Individual managers choose which specialist books to buy in and I'm afraid an ephotozine book would fall into that category.

wendy9
wendy9  11475 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Mar 2004 - 11:28 PM

Just spotted this, and think it sounds an excellent idea. My elder son is Operations Manager for one of the large book distribution companies, so I could run it by him tomorrow for his input.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2004 - 11:34 PM

Wow! Looks like between us we have some good key skills. Looks promising! Maybe we have several people joining in as project managers.
We could even maybe do it as a charity thing too so all proceeds go to some good cause and maybe we could get some press coverage and and and... I'm quite excited by thisSmile

paul_indigo
11 Mar 2004 - 11:38 PM

I'm up for it and enthused too. Smile

stevenj
stevenj  111982 forum posts England
11 Mar 2004 - 11:40 PM

Surely emap would be a good source of advice, Pete? I do IT work for a publishing company, so any queries I can run past the bods there...

And did you say the phrase 'Project Manager'? Well, it's funny you should mention that...

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012518 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2004 - 11:44 PM

Well not sure I'd make a project manager but I can lick stamps!

vfr400
vfr400  12886 forum posts
11 Mar 2004 - 11:44 PM

One of the best ideas i've seen on the forum egerley awaiting details.

chris

SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2004 - 11:53 PM

I'm very willing to be counted in for any advertising legwork / writing anything / publicity / proofreading / etc.

benmcmahon
benmcmahon  10260 forum posts
12 Mar 2004 - 12:00 AM

Sounds like a wicked idea! Look forward to it, sure i could help in some way too?!
Ben McMahon

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2004 - 12:12 AM

I'll talk to me friends at Focal Press, Hodder and Rotavision to get some quotes for print costs.

keithh
keithh  1022725 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2004 - 12:27 AM

I have many contacts in publishing and Northern Distribution. Of course, if the book was going to be on the right paper, get ready to shell out serious money.

Badger
Badger  114736 forum posts United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2004 - 12:54 AM

Well, what an idea...
I'd be interested in an ePHOTOzine book/Annual. Not sure I have the skills to help develop the project, but I can always put my money up for a copy if it can be worked out.
Matt

Firebaby
Firebaby  101204 forum posts Faroe Islands
12 Mar 2004 - 8:16 AM

Count me in in whatever way I can, PM, writing, etc..

Andrew

pierre
pierre  1062 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Mar 2004 - 8:23 AM

Excellent idea i would certainly buy one

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