How do you want to sell your book? In stores, or on amazon only? We’ll help you make the best decision for your budget and your ambitions.
Option 1: Limited Distribution
We set you up for sale on Amazon and other major online retailers. You can sell your book in print and electronic formats. We will also set you up so that your local independent store, or even a big store like Indigo, can order your book. To make this happen, we’ll set your book up for sale on IngramSpark.
We’ll create the key information, or metadata, that helps book buyers find your book. This includes the book description, ISBN, BISAC codes, and keywords.
Note: If you choose the limited distribution option, you do not have to pay to print books in advance. They will be printed on demand when customers order your book. The printing fee will be deducted from your revenues from IngramSpark.
If you choose this option, the revenues from the sale of your book will go directly to you.
Option 2: Full Distribution
We can get your book onto shelves of physical stores in Canada and the U.S., in addition to Amazon and other online stores. This will give you the opportunity to sell far more books than you would on online stores alone. Getting your books into physical stores is a powerful sign of credibility and will help to differentiate yourself from the huge number of authors selling books online.
We work with our sales and distribution partners in Canada and the U.S. to handle all aspects of sales and distribution to get your book the best possible placement on shelves of stores like Indigo or Barnes & Noble.
Our distributors handle the heavy work of warehousing your book, selling your book to store buyers, shipping your book to stores, and handling returns from stores.
We help them pitch your book to stores in Canada and the U.S. To do this, we create sell sheets about your book for the book trade. We also create the metadata — including the book description, keywords, BISAC codes and ISBN — that will help book buyers discover your book.
If you opt for full distribution, we will give you expert advice on positioning your book — and especially your cover and title — for the book market.
It’s a serious investment for people who are ambitious about their books and their mission. We’ll help you evaluate your investment from the very beginning by providing you with a statement that shows both the upfront costs and potential revenues from the sale of your book.