View Full Version : Anyone use Publisher Alley?

11-14-2012, 06:18 PM
I'm thinking about subscribing (a discount through MWA) but would like to get opinions of anyone who uses it.

Here's the blurb on what it covers:

"Publisher Alley allows subscribers to not only track their own books, but every title being sold at bookstores, libraries, retail stores, and Internet retailers nationwide that are supplied by Baker & Taylor. The service does NOT track your sales through other distributors, such as Ingram, or at individual retailers like Barnes & Noble, Borders or Wal-Mart. Publisher Alley provides a partial view of your sales…not the full picture. Even so, the sales and market information they offer can be very revealing and useful."

(They mention Borders, how quaint!)


11-14-2012, 09:31 PM
This would be, at best, a very partial picture of sales. Maybe useful in conjunction with BookScan, or another utility that would track other wholesalers--but on its own, I can't see that it would be terribly useful.

- Victoria

11-15-2012, 10:09 PM
What Victoria said. I have a subscription through RWA and the numbers are kind of...tiny. Nowhere close to a complete picture of anything. I mostly think of it as library sales.