Data-Driven Bookselling - Using Analytics to Work Better and Smarter

Data-Driven Bookselling - Using Analytics to Work Better and Smarter

05/30/2018, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Location: 1E10

One of the biggest challenges facing booksellers is effective inventory management. Picking the right books is perhaps the greatest service provided to customers, but it can also be time consuming. It's an art to successfully increase turns while maintaining or improving margins. Ultimately, mastering this art is what determines store success - but science can help! By using analytics to uncover trends and benchmark performance, you can take the guesswork out of your operations. Which books are likely to sell well, and which ones need to go? What can you learn from the performance of titles at other stores? Join John Rubin and Ruth Bradstreet from Above the Treeline, the minds behind Edelweiss_Analytics, as they cover best practices to using data to guide stocking decisions and increase efficiency.


  • John Rubin


    John is the son of an Indie bookseller and the grandson of a librarian. Prior to funding Above the Treeline, John worked as management consultant for...

  • Ruth Bradstreet


    Ruth has managed the customer-facing teams at Above the Treeline for almost 11 years and also supports the company's sales, marketing, and product...


  1. Track
    • Business of Publishing
    • Business of Publishing

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