Wednesday, July 31, 2013
1). eBOOK RELEASES - "One of the Lucky Ones", "Sable Shore" and "Blind Vision" have now been uploaded for eBook availability through Barnes & Noble / Nook and Amazon / Kindle. As these offerings go "live" to the public, we'll update this blog with the links so that you can check them out!
2). DISTRIBUTION VENTURE - Hannover House is pleased to announce an agreement for the exclusive distribution of our print book editions to bookstores, schools and libraries through BAKER & TAYLOR BOOKS, Charlotte, NC. B&T is one of the top three wholesale distributors of books, and a great conduit for Hannover House to reach booksellers. The exclusivity is limited to book specialty retailers, schools and libraries, as Hannnover House will continue to solicit and sell directly to Mass Merchants, Clubs and internet sites. This is a great development that has already (today!) started generating orders..!
3). BARNES & NOBLE SUPPORT - We're happy to announce that the nation's largest book retailer, BARNES & NOBLE has committed to national placements on three upcoming Hannover House book titles: "ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES" (immediately), "LENNON BERMUDA" (September) and "THE VERDICT" (November). As a point of reference, Barnes & Noble reports that they sold 22,180 copies of "Blood, Money & Power" by Barr McClellan in 2003, for which "THE VERDICT" is the follow-up book.
4). LAUNCH EVENT VIDEO - The Nightbird Books event supporting last week's print-edition release of "ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES" sold a record number of books for the store (182 copies in 2-hours). There's a YouTube video of highlights from the evening available for viewing at:
Looks like BOOKS and eBOOKS will be a much higher percentage of the HHSE revenues for 2013 than in prior years... lots of retail support, plus the new B&T partnership, and eBook placements. Fingers crossed, and stay tuned!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
|Hannover House||Ebook Publication Titles & Dates|
|(Updated July 23, 2013)|
|One of the Lucky Ones||Brenda Hancock||7/30/2013||BN, Amazon, Indies|
|Sable Shore||James Danielson||7/30/2013||BN, Amazon, Indies|
|Blind Vision||Vivian Kaplan||7/30/2013||BN, Amazon, Indies|
|Blood, Money & Power||Barr McClellan||9/10/2013||BN, Amazon, Indies|
|Lennon Bermuda||Scott Neil, Graham Foster||9/10/2013||BN, Amazon, Itunes, Indies|
|The Verdict||Barr McClellan||11/5/2013||BN, Amazon, Itunes, Indies|
(New York, NY) Hannover House, Inc., (OTC: HHSE), announced the November 5, 2013 publication date of a highly anticipated expose' about the Kennedy assassination. "The Verdict: Justice for John Kennedy, Justice for America" is author Barr McClellan's sequel to his # 1 national best-seller, "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK" (Hannover House, Sept., 2003). Hardcover copies of the new book will available through bookstores, mass merchants, airport gift shops and on-line sellers, with eBook editions available through all major portals. The hardcover edition carries a $24.95 suggested retail price; eBooks will be offered for $14.95 srp.
Attorney and author Barr McClellan was a partner in the Clark Law Firm in Austin, Texas, which handled a significant portion of the business transactions of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. McClellan's 2003 book on the subject exposed documents and testimony in support of a Texas conspiracy to kill President Kennedy for a variety of reasons, including the ascendancy of power and the protection of interests in both criminal and business matters. "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK" stunned the world with its precise, factual support of the high-level conspiracy and players. As a national best-seller, the book ignited a maelstrom of media attention and a windfall of supporting evidence and testimony.
Now, as the nation approaches the 50th anniversary of the tragic Kennedy assassination, McClellan presents compelling new evidence in "The Verdict: Justice for John Kennedy, Justice for America." This powerful book reveals the motives, the methods and the money that made this assassination plot possible and ultimately successful. The conclusions are clear and the evidence is abundant: America wants answers and McClellan provides "The Verdict."
Hannover House will support the book's release with publicity and advertising, including McClellan's appearance on several, national cable-news programs. Prior television appearances for McClellan include all three major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC), as well as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The History Channel and C-Span / Book TV. McClellan is also the father of former White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan, and former Food & Drug Administration Director, Mark McClellan.
The new McClellan book will be coming to hardcover and eBook formats on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The prior McClellan Kennedy book, "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK" will also be re-released in hardcover edition at that time, as well as made available for the first time ever onto the various eBook formats. "Blood, Money & Power..." sold more than 100,000 hardcover edition copies, and reached # 1 best-selling status for Amazon.com, and # 11 ranking on the New York Times best-sellers list.
"The Verdict: Justice for John Kennedy, Justice for America" - Nonfiction, History - by Barr McClellan, 306 pages, hardcover edition, $24.95 srp., ISBN: 978-1-62890-065-1
"The Verdict: Justice for John Kennedy, Justice for America" - Nonfiction, History - by Barr McClellan, e-book edition, $14.95 srp., ISBN 978-1-62890-066-8
McClellan also penned a prescient analysis of economics and outsourcing with his 2009 release of "Made in the USA" (Hannover House, $19.95 srp).
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
Monday, July 22, 2013
Each movie produced is unique unto itself as a product... some are well-made with great stories and casts... others, maybe not so great on any front.
So what do consumers expect to find when they go to HBO on cable, or Netflix for streaming? Do you think they will be satisfied with Uncle Charlie's camcorder fiasco shot last summer... or do you think they're going to expect a quality film experience for their entertainment dollar?
As intelligent shareholders and investors look at Hannover House (and the myriad of business opportunities the company is developing and exploiting), take notice of Hannover's commitment to quality and / or commercial appeal with every title we produce or acquire. We're not pumping sewage into our feature film release pipeline... we're putting out films that have assured retail placements with our key accounts - and oftentimes, many of these films also come with legitimate, critical acclaim.
Yes, it's true, some indie productions are SO BAD that the only way they can get exposure is to post them onto a "free-streaming" website (and there are some such sites). But where's the consumer traffic? Where's the competitive threat? If crud-movies were truly acceptable replacements for quality films, then HBO and Netflix would be out of business. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly knows nothing about the entertainment business.
I realize that these are self-evident observations that any semi-rational person would understand. But the company sometimes receives email inquiries about subjects that are not setting atop the foundations of basic industry knowledge. So we address these sorts of questions, too.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Hannover House Pacts with FB Media for North American Release of John Lennon Songs and Book with the Lennon Bermuda Collection
Above: Parkinson discusses lighting issues with one of the camera operators.
Above: Media Roundtable "Sports VIP" Experts discuss predictions for the year as the Hannover House crew tapes from three positions, including the company's dolly tracking set-up.
As far as the effect on the rest of us back at the office, we're telling the staff and visitors that the heavy truck traffic, generator, star wagons and more will lighten up in about a week, too! Part of the collateral impact from making a feature film is a ton of people, cars, trucks and equipment for about four weeks at a time!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Anyone using this matter as the basis to sell is being VERY POORLY advised. See image of original documents file in January below.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
From Holocaust Survivor... to French Resistance Fighter... "ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES" is an incredible and true story.
Monday, July 8, 2013
It wasn’t until the 1980’s – when cable TV began to emerge – that new media giants were born. Then, just a few years later, the emerging home video industry spawned an explosion of new media companies… leading to today’s transformative video-on-demand platform that is finally enabling indie studios to compete one-on-one with 100-year old media giants. VODwiz and the associated VODwiz IPTV Channel are the Hannover House windows directly to hundreds-of-millions of consumers… direct delivery to consumers of our movies (and titles from many other suppliers), with no manufacturing costs, no shipping, no middle-man fees and no time-delays for payment. Watch “what you want, when you want it” is no longer a slogan, but a reality that VODwiz is making possible.
So what’s next? For Hannover House (and our technology partner NanoTech Entertainment), we think that “4k TV” is the next transformative media platform… a high definition picture so clear and detailed that it makes today’s HD screens feel like a Black-and-White relic. If you haven’t had a chance to see a 4K image, you’ll have to accept our observation that most people’s jaws literally drop open in awe!
Do you think a 19-year-old college student is going to prefer to pay $99 for the purchase of a seven-pound textbook to lug around all semester – or $19.95 for the same “information” delivered digitally to their iPad or mobile device? What if that digital version also contained active links to reference websites, video clips and expert demonstrations? Which is the better, more thorough, more convenient (and less expensive) way to deliver textbooks or entertainment books (for that matter)?
The textbook industry in America is a $10-billion annual market… the HHSE / NTEK Book-TV format makes textbooks better and less costly… both indicators of a terrific opportunity. Sure, book wholesalers and even campus book stores will be threatened by this improvement in textbook delivery, but it’s a brave new media world. Adapt and thrive – or ignore the coming wave and perish. HHSE is very excited about this moment in time, and our position and direction in the digital-entertainment and digital-information age.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
It felt like the first time that the "Cable News Network" (CNN) was delivered on cable 30 years ago... or the first time that the Yahoo! site was posted to the internet in the early 1990's. The VODwiz experience looks and feels MONUMENTAL! Thanks to the technical wizards at Nanotech Entertainment for bringing to life our vision of a vast library of movies for streaming directly to homes and to mobile viewing devices. The site is still in the beta-stage at present, but we can see the "live" date approaching soon!
Monday, July 1, 2013
For DVD's and Blu-Ray units, "list" wholesale pricing by category is as follows:
a). Direct Retail purchasers: 45% off suggested retail;
b). Two-Step Wholesalers for Schools & Libraries: 50% off suggested retail;
c). Two-Step Wholesalers providing "rental ready" or stickered products: 55% off suggested retail;
d). Internet Sellers purchasing less than $20,000 per year: 50% off suggested retail;
e). Internet Sellers purchasing more than $20,000 per year: 55% off suggested retail;
f). Subscription outlets (e.g., Netflix): 60% off suggested retail;
g). Mass Merchandisers requiring "retail ready" and purchasing $500,000 or more per year (e.g. Walmart): 65% off suggested retail;
h). Kiosk retailers purchasing $250,000 or more per year, and not requiring full packaging (e.g. Redbox): 75% off suggested retail;
The above discount structures are comparable to all major home video suppliers / indie studios. From a practical sense, how might this look on a specific title basis? Let's use ZOMBIE WARZ as an example.
|Direct Retail Buyers||150||$ 8.22||$ 1,233||0.48%|
|Two Step Libraries||400||$ 7.48||$ 2,990||1.16%|
|Two Step Rental Ready||600||$ 6.73||$ 4,037||1.56%|
|Internet (Small Accts)||100||$ 7.48||$ 748||0.29%|
|Internet (Large Accts)||500||$ 6.73||$ 3,364||1.30%|
|Subscription Units||400||$ 5.98||$ 2,392||0.93%|
|Mass Merchants||25,000||$ 5.25||$ 131,250||50.77%|
|Kiosks||30,000||$ 3.75||$ 112,500||43.52%|
Clearly, in this particular scenario, a mass merchant (such as Walmart) and a Kiosk outlet (such as Redbox) comprise 94% of the total revenue streams. Other items - such as "Toys in the Attic" which has been especially popular with Internet sellers, as well as with Schools and Libraries - has a revenue model that's more evenly spread away from mass merchants and kiosks.
From the standpoint of rationalizing the different pricing for different categories of purchasers, it's most easily represented with Redbox. The first photo below shows a partial shipment of 18,000 "DVD discs only" of "ZOMBIE WARZ" for Redbox. The second photos shows a ROW OF PALLETS that were required to ship the same quantity of units of "PINK SKIES" for WalMart. Clearly, from a standpoint of space, weight and freight, it's significantly cheaper to ship "discs only" than to ship fully packaged DVDs. Additionally, the savings from not having to create four-color wrap inserts, plastic shell cases, security EAS stickers, top spines and shrink-wrap, add to the savings enjoyed on a kiosk sale vs. a standard mass merchant retailer sale. Of course, with Video-On-Demand, even the disc manufacturing and freight costs are eliminated! But that's the subject of a blog for another day.