Book distribution is the main dividing line between selfpublishing and publishing with a traditional publisher. While wholesalers simply accept orders from bookstores, then fulfill those orders, distributors act as a sales force for a publisher. Distributors, such as ingram, make it easier for retailers to do business, which is why retailers almost exclusively order from distributors. Whats the best way to distribute selfpublished books direct or. Alliance of independent authors allis uptodate book, choosing a publishing service 20, is an excellent, unbiased resource for new authors. These are the most uptodate addresses we have for independent bookstore distributors.
Top independent book distributors for indie publishersk. For authors who want a small print run or who want to avoid the upfront cost of offset printing, pod can be an attractive solution. Selfpublished books now account for 30% to 40% of ebook sales. Learn why, as well as available optionsconsiderations. Welcome to the nonfiction authors association nfaa, a vibrant educational community for aspiring and experienced writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and profiting from nonfiction books. We also charge a nominal storage fee after 6 months. Discover all relevant statistics and facts on the u. As the worlds largest distributor of books, ingram can get your book into practically any store, making your book. This access is also largely without upfront costs, making it straightforward for any author to begin selling their book at amazon, the no.
Alli recommended partner members give you peace of mind when choosing distributors for your books. Then as now, small and midsize publishers had great difficulties selling their books. List of book distributors and wholesalers nonfiction authors. Christian publishers and agents are looking for a manageable way to find good authors and great books to publish. How to get selfpublished books into stores and libraries. Distributors and wholesalers independent book publishers. How to select the best distributors for your selfpublished books, whether ebooks, print or audio, and how and when to use aggregators.
The evangelical christian publishers association offers a book proposal service at. Independent publishers group was founded in 1971, the first organization specifically created for the purpose of representing titles from independent presses to the book trade. Grow your christian faith with a wide range of books from. Learn how to write, publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books while you make a dent in the universe. Ingramspark, a division of ingram, the largest book wholesalerdistributor in the us. The problem with book distribution and why successful selfpublishers use digital delivery and social media marketing. Greenleaf is dedicated to helping independent authors access a wide audience of readers. Top 10 selfpublishing companies for firsttime authors. Greenleaf book group is a publisher and distributor dedicated to helping independent authors and small presses getting their work published. As a new author with a first book where the demand is unknown, t heres a tremendous amount of value in using print on demand pod as a means to get broad book. The alliance of independent authors is a professional business membership organisation for selfpublishing authors. Independent authors and publishers should have access to the same printers big publishers use. Publishers group west largest distributor of independent titles in the u.
Author showcase websites a listing of some websites that showcase authors and books as well as websites that pay authors to write articles book awards a listing of some of the awards given to authors, books, and publishers book clubs a list of some of the major book clubs such as literary guild, book. American dirt is a beautiful, heartbreaking odyssey, a vivid world filled with angels and demons, one i only wanted to leave so i could get my heart out of my throat. Selfpublishing book distribution is a good newsbad news situation for most authors. This is a list of book distributors, companies that act as distributors for book publishers, selling. As an independent publisher we publish established writers. As a master distributor since 1997, we have established strong relationships with major wholesalers, bookstore chains, airport bookstores, independent. Our publishing model was designed to support the independent author and to make it possible for writers to retain the rights to their work and still compete with the major publishing houses. The large publishing companies, including the big five. Enjoy the advantages of fully integrated print and digital, wholesale and distribution services for the book industry through a single source at ingram content group. While its not easy for an independent press or a selfpublished author. We work with several largescale printers in the midwest. Welcome to bookexpo bookexpo is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play a part in the publishing industry. Pathways services are covered by a competitive fulfillment fee based on net sales. Dont be fooled by expensive selfpublishing packages that claim to distribute your book.
Greenleaf book group is a publisher and distributor dedicated to helping independent authors. The explosion of independent publishers at that time created a. Ipg is the original independent book sales and distribution company in the united states. But working with indie authors means they have to do all of this individually with each author. Modern publishing is a tricky game especially when trying to figure out the biggest names within that game. John kremer, author of 1001 ways to market your books. Books that youve just got to hear about are being published by small presses and selfpublishers every day, but theyre rarely on the shelves of your local bookstore. The difference between retail, wholesale, and distribution. Using a reputable distributor for your book will be more convenient for the bookstore, and t he easier you make it for an indie bookstore to sell your book, the more likely they are to be willing to try. How to get selfpublished books into stores and libraries indie authors are getting creativeand finding successin their efforts to get books into libraries and bookstores. Most small or independent publishers have relationships with a distributor, including selfpublished authors, who often use services like to sell to the public. As a selfpublished author, finding the right book distributors can be overwhelming. This is a list of book distributors, companies that act as distributors for book publishers, selling primarily to the book trade.
Our experienced sales team calls on bookstores countrywide, ensuring maximum sales of your book. Note that some independent authors may find that smaller distributors, and those with a specialty book focus, are more indie author. Selfpublished authors have the same access to online retail distribution as the major publishers. Publishers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers understand their place within this system. The fall 2020 and spring 2021 schedules are now available. Sula books is an innovative and experienced south african book distribution company. Sula provides local and overseas authors and publishing houses with direct access to book retail outlets. Note that some independent authors may find that smaller distributors, and those with a specialty book focus, are more indie authorfriendly. And it was published in a jul 6, 2010 blog titled what does distribution really mean for selfpublishers.
National book network book distribution and publisher. Sula book distributors south african book distribution. Amazon is a great tool for selfpublishers and probably one of the largest book distributors. List of book distributors and wholesalers nonfiction.
Greenleaf book group provides distribution, marketing, and sales of books by independent. A nonprofit, we provide trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of resources, within a welcoming community of authors. Based in portland, oregon, powells books is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. By clicking submit i am signing up to receive news about books, authors. How to get book distribution for a selfpublished book. A selfpublished author can quickly get their print and ebook distributed to the most important online retailers by using just a couple services, all of which have no or very low upfront costs. Independent publishers group ipg invented the concept of a trade distributor for independent presses in 1971.
Focused on nationwide mass merchandisers and regional chains. Top independent book distributors john kremer, book marketing. As the worlds largest distributor of books, ingram can get your book into practically any store, making your book available for sale in over 39,000 online retailers. This is critical for a couple of reasons, one being the fact of returns mentioned above. The following list of book distributors and wholesalers features the largest distributors at the top, followed by distributors in alphabetic order scroll down for book distributors in canada and uk. Greenleaf is a publisher and distributor that specializes in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses. Selfpublishing book distribution is a good newsbad news situation for most authors and businesses. A trade distributor is a partner company who takes over the. A distributor acts as a publishers exclusive agent and sole source of books to the book trade the book trade includes bookstores, book chains, online booksellers, and book wholesalers.
Top 10 selfpublishing companies for firsttime authors editage. Whats the best way to distribute selfpublished books. Penultimate editorial services resources for writers. Selfpublishing book distribution for authors and businesses. Our comprehensive sales and marketing approach, extensive. Most major publishers are part of a larger media conglomerate, prominent indie presses excepted, and a search for the. Book distribution for selfpublished authors beyond amazon. The list includes defunct and mergedacquired companies, and distributors whose primary business is not books, such as comic books.91 515 393 639 547 1447 1163 1432 219 166 717 36 1472 189 672 1000 153 1048 465 1546 1365 1375 1469 1459 813 1091 882 664 476 740 910 1478 1214 1496 823 51 371 1504 1309 226 81 512 394 207 1427 1163 347 398 922 963