You know what I think about supply chain management? The ultimate goal of SCM is interenterprise integration and the goal of interenterprise integration is reducing inventory, production, and distribution costs. So, how do companies achieve these goals?
You know what I think about independent publishing? Book publishing is a process that includes acquisition, copy editing, production, printing (physical or digital), marketing, and distribution. Until recently, this was accomplished by publishing companies that accept manuscripts from writers, usually through an agent, and carry out the publication process, paying the author a royalty from the book’s sales. These arrangements often come at the cost of at least some of the author’s intellectual property rights. With the technology advances of the 21st century we’re seeing writers forego the time and expense of traditional publishers. These independent authors are entrepreneurs, cutting-out the middle men and going direct to consumer by carrying out the publication process on their own. And more importantly, independent authors retain their publishing rights and complete control over their book production and distribution