How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into Bookstores

How to Get your self-published book into BookstoresWould you like to see your book on sale in bookstores, locally, nationally or internationally? This guidebook shows you how and addresses questions frequently asked by indie authors such as:

  • Should I bother about bookstores or print books at all or stick with ebooks and audio?
  • How do I approach a bookstore?
  • What’s the best way to publish my book to appeal to booksellers?
  • Print on demand (POD) or consignment order?
  • How do I set the retail price and the bookstore’s or distributor’s discounts?
  • How do I sustain supplies without absorbing my profit?
  • Is profit even possible with POD?
  • Is Amazon (CreateSpace or KDP Paperback) taboo?

The answers to these questions, and much more, are contained in this easy-to-follow guidebook, written with the needs of self-publishing authors in mind, but useful to all authors. It explains:

  • how brick bookstores operate, equipping you to work more effectively with them
  • how to make your book bookstore-ready
  • how to approach booksellers professionally and with confidence
  • how to make an effective pitch for shelf-space
  • how to deal with independents and chain stores
  • how to sell books through other outlets
  • how bookstores are important to all authors
  • how forward-thinking booksellers are developing new and exciting store concepts

Headshot of Debbie Young in front of bookshelfThis companion book to ALLi’s “Authors For Bookstores” campaign is written by Publications Manager Debbie Young, in her trademark friendly and encouraging style.

quick and accessible read for all authors who want to see their books in brick bookstores, it provides ideas, encouragement, and inspiration, as well as all the information you need.




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