How to get rid of bad titles for books you’re not reading
By GREGORO TASTEBY/FAIRFAX NZ This article originally appeared in the NZ Herald on October 12, 2018.
The new publisher of the new book series about a young man who went missing and then was found alive in the bush is being forced to remove some of the titles because they don’t appeal to young people, according to the publisher’s chief executive.
The series of books by writer David Kowal, who has been making headlines for years for his blog posts about his search for the missing teenager and the murder of his friend, is set to hit the market this month.
But while the books have already sold out, the publisher, Wiley, is facing an uphill battle to find the right titles to publish.
Its chief executive, Grant Smith, said the publisher was considering removing some of its titles because some were not appealing to young readers.
“We’ve looked at a lot of different options to try and get the right books out there.
We have to make sure that we are reaching the right audiences and that we get them into the right hands,” Smith said.”
Some of these titles are going to get removed because they aren’t relevant to young audiences.””
We’re talking about some of our most popular titles, some of which have sold millions and millions of copies around the world.
We don’t want to remove anything that doesn’t appeal.”
Wiley is looking at ways to sell more titles and has been offering them at bookshops around New Zealand and overseas, Smith said, adding that it was also exploring ways to offer more in-store and online events and promotions.
“The thing that’s really challenging about that is that we’re not getting to the point where we’re going to sell as many books as we need to, because we’re running a business.”
If we have enough books that we sell, then we can sell a few more books.”‘
We need to find a better way’The books include The Missing, a psychological thriller set in the 1970s, and The Search for Mr Kowals Missing, which focuses on the search for Mr Wollys body and what led to his disappearance.
Smith said the titles had sold well in print and online.”
What we’re doing is trying to find ways of getting those books out into the market and getting them into people’s hands.””
We have had a couple of print runs, but in terms of the online sales, we’ve sold a few thousand copies in a couple hours and we’re in the process of trying to sell them all out.”
What we’re doing is trying to find ways of getting those books out into the market and getting them into people’s hands.
“I think there are some things that we need that we can do better.”
Smith said that it would take a lot more time to develop the books than it would to try to find and publish them all.
“But the good news is that it will get better, it will take a bit longer to do that, but the good thing is that people are going out there and getting these books.”
So we’re just going to be going out and trying to get them out.
“The books are currently being released in print in paperback.
Wiley’s books are also being released digitally.
Smith also said that the publisher has been working with other publishers to develop a strategy for getting more books into the hands of young people.”
For a publisher to really be successful, you need to have a strategy.
If you have a good strategy, then you can build your reputation.
“That’s what we’re looking at right now.
We’re working on a lot and we’ll be publishing a lot.”
Read moreWiley and Kowall’s books have been published by the Penguin imprint, which has a strong track record for being publishing titles aimed at children.
Smith noted that the Penguin books have sold well, with the Penguin titles The Missing and The Quest for Mr. Kowalls Missing being sold in New Zealand.
“Wiley has been incredibly successful, they’ve done a great job,” Smith.
“So we know that the strategy is there.”