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.
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Booksellers stand up to Amazon and force a backdown over the withdrawal of the Abebooks website from several countries. Smashwords celebrates its half millionth title with a radical site overhaul.
Subscription services are the talk of Frankfurt Book Fair while Comic Con’s success demonstrates the continued rise of graphic literature. Amazon faces increased postal costs while Barnes and N oble Press has something new.
Interested in a new scheme that might help you get your self-published books into bricks-and-mortar stores? Read what Marina Aris has to say about what she describes as a win-win set-up for indie authors and booksellers with DartFrog Books
A printed catalogue of your books is a handy item to have in your book marketing toolbox – and it’s surprisingly affordable and simple to make yourself, if you follow ALLi Professional member Karen Myers’ handy guide here, based on her own experience
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.
A valuable insight into how booksellers view self-published books, by successful US indie author Karen Myers
It’s standard practice in the publishing trade to produce what’s usually referred to as an Advance Information sheet in the run-up to a new book’s launch. In this post, we’ll explain what AI sheets are, how they’re used, and why they’re also a valuable book marketing tool for self-published books. We’ll also help you produce […]
It’s all too easy for indie authors to assume that independent bookstores and bookshops aren’t interested in self-published books, that it’s not worth building up a relationship with them, or that it’s simply too difficult. Not true! To mark Independent Booksellers’ Week, here are 21 ways to support your local independent bookshop – and most […]
What writer doesn’t love bookshops, or hasn’t been influenced or inspired by visiting bricks-and-mortar bookstores from an early age? Independent Booksellers’ Week in the UK seems a good time to announce that as part of ALLi’s #Authors4Bookstores campaign, we’re planning two new writing projects that will celebrate bricks-and-mortar booksellers, and we’re inviting ALLi members to […]