Category Archives: Bookselling

Aldi does e-books

The name Aldi has long been synonymous with discount groceries, both in Germany and abroad. However, Aldi‘s activities have long since expanded into other fields. For example, Aldi is the 8th biggest clothing retailer in Germany and is a big … Continue reading

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Our Five Year Anniversary

July 3 marks Pegasus Pulp‘s five year anniversary, therefore I should theoretically make another big posts breaking down sales according to vendor and books. However, we crossed the 2000 lifetime sales mark less than a month ago and the percentages … Continue reading

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The Big 2000

Last night, Pegasus Pulp crossed the 2000 lifetime sales threshold. I know that’s not much compared to some indies who sell ten thousands, hundred thousands or even millions of books, but it’s still a reason to celebrate for me. It … Continue reading

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A new Helen Shepherd Mystery available: Mightier than the Sword

The run-up to the holidays is always a rush, so the next few days will be devoted to book announcements. Besides, I haven’t yet seen The Force Awakens and won’t until after the holidays. And now to the announcements. First … Continue reading

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Pegasus Pulp e-books at local bookstores/Pegasus Pulp e-books in lokalen Buchhandlungen

The good folks of the Tolino alliance have implemented something called MeineBUCHhandlung (my bookshop) which allows independent bookstores to sell Tolino e-books via their websites. This means that Pegasus Pulp e-books are now available at various independent bookstores throughout Germany. … Continue reading

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New Twitter promo images

Inspired by Elizabeth Ann West, I decided to make some Twitter ad banners for my books, starting with the Shattered Empire and the Silencer series. Here are the images for the Shattered Empire series. The background is a spacy stock … Continue reading

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Amazon versus Thalia revisited or Why brick and mortar bookstores are losing customers?

Two year ago on this blog, I compared the quality of service and particularly delivery speed of Amazon and Thalia.de, the online store of Germany’s biggest bookstore chain. Back then, Amazon won that comparison hands down and indeed I only … Continue reading

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The subscription services step up their game

E-book subscription services like Scribd, Oyster, Kindle Unlimited or 24symbols were the big e-book news item of 2014. Particularly the introduction of Kindle Unlimited in July caused a lot of uproar among indie authors. It continues to cause uproar, now … Continue reading

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A few words on VAT and pricing

As you may or may not know, from January 1 on, the European Union has changed the way that VAT (value added tax, similar to sales tax in the US) is calculated for cross-border transactions, including online sales. Previously, VAT … Continue reading

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Tolino hits the coffee shops

The Tolino e-reader, which was developed and marketed by an alliance of German bookshops, has just passed Amazon’s Kindle with regard to market share in the (still tiny) German e-book market (well, sort of) and now Tolino has landed a … Continue reading

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