Selling a Book to a PublisherSell a book to a publisher
What is the best way to get a book published without a publisher? Is it still available in bookshops?
Nobody here seems to have understood how this works. The whole thing about digitally republishing is more or less accurate - there are a number of different internet forums. You can also post directly from Amazon's KDP and if you have a Mac, you can post directly to Apple.
Well, as for getting into the book trade. You can' t get a copy of a book in a bookshop. It' possible they'll end up in the new Amazon bookshops, but who knows? It tends to have the best selling titles in store, and they are completely sincere about selling titles but also pointing the way to the electronic versions within the bookshop itself.
Amazons are quite smart; I anticipate that their bookshops will expand. Are you wondering why CS textbooks don't go to bookshops? The CS plattform says that they can go to bookshops. The thing is: bookshops must be able to give back products that are no longer sold after a certain amount of inactivity.
The publisher is eating up these expenses (so to speak). Barnes'n'Noble, for example, will under no circumstance order Bookspace because they cannot be return. There is no other bookselling retail network that will do this, and neither will most of the mother and popular shops that know better. Some small used bookshops that you can cheat into purchasing duplicates can do this, but it is most unlikely.
Also unless you get a genuine createdpace ISSBN (most folks don't, it's costly in comparison to the free option) there is no genuine index for your book; the ISSBN-creativespace listings is an internal SSBN. So to summarize, Cratespace won't take your book to bookshops, no matter what anyone says to you.
So how does a self-published book get into a bookshop? You' ll have to release the hard copy via Ingram-Spark to achieve this, and this is just the beginning. Firstly, Ingram Spark accepts returned books, and Ingram Spark links booksellers' IBNs to the Books-In-Print Index, which allows them to find, order and resell their books at the manufacturer's recommended selling prices.
As you go through this procedure, you will really see why it is difficult for a publisher to take a break for a new writer writing an 800-page script - it is very costly to do. They are offering you a similar service, and they make wholesaler prices (the more you order, the less they cost), but you do not get the same service as the publishing houses.
Sorry, these are the pauses, the publishing houses have room to negotiate. So you can get your book all on program savings, where you can even make hard covers with book jacket if you want to make a hard cover-versions. You cannot provide a CS format as well. (Createspace does not do this).
What interests a bookselling group? It is up to you to personally present your book to the shopkeeper. It' going to be useful if you can show them your sells and if you can show them your sells - even better. There' s also the advantage that you are able to sign in the bookshop, provided that someone comes.
Tell honestly about this and don't let these folks know about your popularity or the feasibility of your book selling well for them, and I'm about to tell you why. If a bookshop gives a book from your catalogue back to Ingram Spark, Ingram will issue a reimbursement. As a publisher, welcome.
Now there are some grievances about how Ingram Spark handled more business than was actually done, and then claiming that they were all given back so that they could bill the independent writer for a pile of cash..... this is all a lot of nonsense and whinging from folks who don't get the business and think it's unimaginable that their book wouldn't go off the bookshelves.
They have a good name with large publishing houses and it is in their own interest to handle independent publishing houses fairly. And indies get angry because we don't have the cash to buy the back.
We will either delete these returned goods or, if you choose, send them to you. You' re gonna have to pay them, just like you would a publisher. So can you publish in bookshops yourself? Don't, unless you are an outbreak crash hits all those editors who turned your script upside down, and if you then go you.
When you are like 99. 99% of other writers both indexed and traditional publish ers are sorry to take your book to bookshops. It' s noteworthy that you still get hardcover and retail paperbacks from program sparks and decide not to sell your book through bookshops but to go directly to Amazon.
You will be selling far fewer hard copy sales, but you can still order hard copy for yourself to either distribute or subscribe and mail to your supporters if you get any. However, most enthusiasts prefer a hardcover issue with a signature, and if you are willing to put your book on a bookcase for your own interest, this is one way to get some very beautiful looking titles with your name on them.
I' ve got a bookcase with all my shelves, there's no disgrace. When you want to come to bookshops, the surest way to do that (and know that you have a book that has a higher chances of selling in bookshops) is to release the tradition. You will have a staff of employees working on your book, whose task is to help you learn how and why a book is sold in a bookstore.
Yes, you must keep submitting your book over and over again and make corrections and revisions, and it may take a year or more to change from "signed" to "printed", but this is a matter of your own objectives and priority.