By Craig Riggs | Jan 31, 2024
BISAC subject codes are a crucial part of the book industry supply chain. Place your title in the right BISAC categories, and it will be well represented on large retailer websites and allow customers to discover and purchase your book. However, BISAC does have its limitations. Any publisher knows how restrictive it can feel to be forced to choose a category from a list. “These damn BISAC categories never reflect how special my books are,” grumbles the astute publisher. “I want to make up my own!”
Well, with custom subjects, you can do exactly that.
By ReaderBound | Oct 24, 2023
A title page should do A LOT for your book – and lead visitors to other great parts of your site. It's got to be a fun, rich presentation with all sorts of wonderful things for readers to click on.
By Doug Plant | Oct 13, 2022
Take complete control of your readers’ shopping experience with ReaderBound’s flexible commerce features.
By Kiley Turner | Apr 20, 2021
According to new research, online book buying is one way we’re keeping ourselves entertained as we endure the remaining months of COVID – and there’s great potential for this behaviour to stretch past the pandemic.
By Kiley Turner | Nov 6, 2020
We’ve been chatting with a number of publishers over the past month, checking in on how they are doing in this crazy year. Of course, they’ve all struggled in some way or another due to varying levels of lost sales, heavy returns, uncertain demand, and disrupted order fulfilments. But we also heard fascinating stories about how publishers adapted their operations to make the best of a bad situation.
By Kiley Turner | Oct 23, 2020
With mere weeks to go until Christmas, it’s time to pull out all the stops to get readers to visit your website and buy your books. A highly effective strategy is offering free or discounted shipping and using your homepage banner to blast that news. By doing so, you’ll get your site visitors primed for making purchases and much less likely to abandon their carts.
By Craig Riggs | Sep 24, 2020
Digital Book World is one of those events you don't want to miss, and this year it was easier to attend than ever thanks to a COVID-friendly fully online format.
I was delighted to join the program again to share some of our experiences in working with publishers on their sites, and, in particular, some of their success stories around direct-to-consumer sales.
By ReaderBound | Nov 22, 2019
Part of the fun we have working on ReaderBound is celebrating the triumphs of the publishers we work with. And there have been so many of these of late. For example:
By ReaderBound | Oct 22, 2018
Every sports fan and athlete knows that home field advantage is a real thing – a solid opportunity to win games whatever the odds, a chance to change the dynamics of competition. In the publishing world, home field advantage is a metaphor that works when we think of the ability publishers now have to sell books to readers from their own websites.
By ReaderBound | Jul 6, 2018
The average rate of shopping cart abandonment, based on dozens of research studies, is 70%. That’s just a fearsome statistic. To make it more concrete, imagine you’re making $10,000 in online sales each month. According to that average abandonment rate, your $10,000 represents only 30% of the potential sales you could have had. Reducing the number of abandoned carts – even by 10% or 20% – would result in a notable uptick in sales.
By ReaderBound | Jun 21, 2018
Designing a digital pre-order feature for books seems like it would be easy, but trust us, it’s not. It took us months to get the functionality right, and it was time well spent.
By Doug Plant | Jun 20, 2018
We think of innovation as the collection of tactics and practices that every business intending to thrive on the web needs to step up to. The compulsion is two-fold. By way of incentive, technology and technical capabilities continue to grow exponentially; making current work easier and enabling new opportunities. By way of compulsion, consumer's expectations are also changing exponentially; exposing various problems including a new, global, scale of competition and audiences unwilling to stoop to poor user experiences.