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MarkEsq
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!)

Thoughts?

victoriastrauss
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

Irysangel
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.