How indie author Richard Vaughan-Davies secured a booksigning event in bookstore chain WH Smith, which recently announced it is open to approaches from authors - including indies - to hold events in-store. Pick up top tips how to here.
Do you dream of getting your self-published books stocked by bricks-and-mortar bookstores? Let Anna Sayburn Lane inspire you with her case study and practical tips that have got her debut novel stocked in London bookshops.
Like to get your books into bricks-and-mortar bookstores? It'll help if you understand the bookseller's objectives and viewpoint - and this extract from ALLi's guidebook about bookstores will quickly put you in the picture.
Wondering whether it's worth trying to get your self-published books into bookstores? Had your fingers burned and want to try again but not sure of best approach? Debbie Young's summary of ALLi's guidebook on the subject will kickstart your bookstore marketing plan.
Wondering whether it's worth the effort to try to get your books into local bookstores? Only you can decide - but Suzy Howlett's post here offers a best-case scenario that you may find inspiring - and we've given a link for further reading to help you make an informed choice about the bricks-and-mortar bookstore route at the end.
Indie author Dianne Gardner shows it is still possible to build a mutually beneficial relationship with a bricks-and-mortar bookstore. Read her account for inspiration, if getting into bookstores is your goal.
Think it's not possible to get your self-published book into a bookstore? Think again - and take inspiration from this fab case study of a fellow indie author's success.
Don't fret if you can't get your books into bricks-and-mortar bookstores - take inspiration from Jude Lennon, reaching readers via other shops and community venues
How Ingram Contents ipage (R) service offers indie authors a great way to work more effectively with bricks-and-mortar bookstores to their mutua benefit.
A case study of how indie author Ian Andrew built a great relationship with a local indie bookstore in Australia
A valuable insight into how booksellers view self-published books, by successful US indie author Karen Myers
The first in this autumn's Sunday Success Stories on the ALLi blog shares the exciting tale of P..J.Boox, the world's first indie-only bookstore, set up and run by indie author Patti Brossard Jefferson