Black Friday is losing some of its cache for holiday book marketing.
Retailers are offering more and more deals well before the Friday after Thanksgiving, so shopping on that formerly magical day is less necessary and even less appealing.
What’s more, the marketplace is crowded. You’d be hard-pressed to find a retailer that isn’t participating in some form, both instore and online.
There’s too much noise around Black Friday for me and other people with books and other products to sell. I recently turned down two opportunities to participate in group Black Friday promotions because it’s hard for small players like us to break through.
But the fact that everyone else is so focused on Black Friday (whether it makes sense for them or not) leaves Cyber Monday wide open for you.