You have fiction for young adults, as well as “educational” non-fiction, but not many books that deal with current topics or serious adult topics like, finance, marketing, philosophy, etc.
Publish books on subjects that matter today – the same topics adults find interesting and read about – written for kids.
As a starting point for discovering new books at the store.
Create a list of books that customers can browse at your retail store to find a book they already read. For each such book list suggestions for a new book they might want to read in the following format: if you liked this book because of X you might enjoy these books…” List potential books for each identifiable quality of the book they already read.
A subscription service for authors that for a very low price ($1/month) gives the readers access to all the books the author has already written. Other facets are can include:
1. Sneak peeks at new books.
2. An online (and offline) community of like-minded people sharing their thoughts.
3. A communication channel for and to the author.
The point is not so much to make a profit out of this monthly fee, as much as to build a community of raving fans that can be monetized by other means like selling special editions, swag, etc.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if we could look at other people’s notes and what they highlighted while reading a certain book?
Allow people to add their own notes to listed books (and add new books if they are not yet listed), and keep them in a central repository online. Everything should be indexed and searchable.
How would you know what books are right for you and what you do in the field of marketing? What are the main areas you need yo grow in and what are the secondary and tertiary books that you need to support your main area? Which are the best books in al of these?
A website dedicated to:
1. Bring you the best books in each area of marketing and on each subject and sub-area.
2. Help you see and decide what areas you need to explore and learn.
3. Give you the best unbiased recommendations on a particular book that are the best for what you need.