For many of our members at The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), getting their self-published books into bookstores is part of their author dream. But how do you tell a bookstore about your work, what’s the best way to approach them, and what can you expect from selling in this way?
Once you've published your book, how exactly do you get it to readers? Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team is examining the fourth process of publishing: book distribution.
As we near the end of the year, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team wanted to use December to look back at 2020 and the range of ultimate guides and posts we've created to help you write, publish and market your books. Today, we've collated all of the distribution posts, podcasts and books from the team to help you improve your publishing skills. Here are the best distribution tips of 2020.
Writing a book is quite an endeavor, but once you've got it edited, and you're ready to put it into the world, how do you actually do that? Authors today have a huge range of options and opportunities across ebook, print books, and audiobooks. This is the Alliance of Independent Authors ultimate guide to book distribution.
For the next edition of the Alliance of Independent Authors International Insights hosted by Mark Williams of The New Publishing Standard, we’re moving on to global book distributors. Specifically, Apple, Google Play and Nook.
While ALLi is working on a new guidebook for indie authors on how to get your self-published book into libraries, where the opportunities are greatest for digital book products, we couldn’t resist this ‘my experience’ post from Australian author and ALLi member Anne Merrick. As Anne tells us, you can get your book into libraries by taking just a few careful steps.
Wondering why no-one's buying your books from bookstores, even though you've published your print books through IngramSpark? You need to drive readers into bookstores to buy them - Debbie Young explains why and how.
Like to get your self-published books into physical bookstores? Be inspired by this case study of the launch of a new kind of bricks-and-mortar bookshop that actively promotes books by indie authors.
Unsure of the best distribution strategy for your books - to go exclusive with KDP Select or to go wide with other distribution platforms? John Doppler explains the concepts, with helpful input from Mark Coker and Joanna Penn.
Wondering how to choose the best distributors and distribution platforms for your self-published books? Can't decide where to go direct and where to use an aggregator? Nor even sure what an aggregator is? This short post will help you.
Kickstart your new self-publishing year by reading our 10 most valuable posts on book production and distribution for indie authors, from ALLi's 2018 Author Advice Center archive, hand-picked for you in this round-up post
Now that Pronoun is closing, where should authors turn for distribution? ALLi's Watchdog Desk compares ebook distributors to see how they stack up to Pronoun.