Selling self Published BooksSell self-published books
Selling your self-published album at Amazon
Create your own Blurb books titles, descriptions, tag - even ISBN - and then post them to Amazon with a single click. You will have your own products page and an Amazon authors page with your offers, blogs and profiles. The books that Amazon sells have a $1.35 per volume and a 15% surcharge on the list price.
Select a workbook from your dashboard and click'Sell my book'. Specify the selling & distribution page for the selected eBook. Don't overlook your winning settings that determine how you get charged. Divide extracts into subsequent contributions. Have a look at our seller & distributor page.
Sell self-published books at Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble programmes enable self-published scriptwriters and unpublished scriptwriters to put their works on the (current) shelf of the "largest bookstore in the world". "Find out more about these major Barnes & Noble NOOK press facilities and Adaptable Studios innovation for publishers below - and get some real-life tips that will help you integrate your own self-published work into a NOOK press-programme.
In 2014, Barnes & Noble launched NOOK Press's print-on-demand services for self-published author. The programme allows editors to file their NOOK press books for in-store sales - and even for incorporation into promotional programmes - at either country, region or even locally, and to be involved in crucial promotional activities such as box-signing.
By June 2016, the expanded NOOK press programme will offer "a co-ordinated nationwide sales channel for self-published creators who will profit from in-store placements at Barnes & Noble and on-line at BN.com," said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer of the bookstore. It is a significant evolution for self-published composers because it is a way for books to have a real life in the shop, on the shelves, just like a conventional publisher's work.
At best, it can bridge the gaps in readers' and medias' perceptions between books that are both conventional and self-published. For Barnes & Noble this is also an occasion to buy some books. Its 640 brick and tile and grout sites in 50 states continue to be a target for books and cappuccinos. The Barnes & Noble team of purchasers from categories and departments work to check the tens of tens of thousands of books presented to them each year by established books.
No need to say these people who buy books are weird. The NOOK press programme offers skilled, self-published writers the possibility to have their books examined by the same purchasers - in the Small Press Department and in the corresponding category - who receive them. Since these people are so preoccupied, there are certain factors that need to be taken into account before a work can be made.
Requirements for entry into the NOOK Press In-Store program: It must be published by NOOK Press, B&N's self-publisher. Last year the product must have been selling at least 1,000 ebooks (probably via NOOK Press and not other DTP presses). It is not simple for self-published writers to reach these tiers - but keep in mind that these tiers and all the impulses that can be generated by the visibility in the stores will help to increase your selling dynamics towards a large publisher's possible awareness, if that is your objective.
Give the purchaser a good argument as to why the B&N shops should wear the books from a commercial point of view - that is, show yourself to be a pro who knows the bookshop trade and is respectful of the fact that your books must be sold. Ensure your product looks good with a professional-looking envelope and well-designed interiors.
Keep in mind that many of the books that are reviewed by conventional publishing houses are in manuscript and bookskinds. When you want your product to stand its ground in this field, make sure that the purchasers who examine it see that you are aware of the requirements of the printer market and that you are a dignified professional.
Let them know if the work is of "local interest". Self-released books of interest are usually better. Although they can be widely appreciated (like a novel), books that are in some way linked to a particular area, usually begin more in this area, where support can first be concentrated on those for which the topic or backgrounds or attractions are likely to be relevant.
Find out more about Barnes & Noble's support for books produced locally. Notify them that you are a matchmaker in this effort and that you are working towards selling books and attracting press coverage. When you have a promotional or advertising schedule, let others use it. Provide the B&N with the "social proof" to help them make the decision to buy your work.
" Evidence can be blurred by incumbent authors, favorable excerpts from books reviewed (digital, printed or broadcast), or even readers' commentaries (see below, caution). Understood the competition-oriented market for bookshops. Don't list or submit a link to Amazon or any other bookstore. That is bad label and should best be prevented.
It is a simple way for writers to promote their books, get in touch with supporters and hopefully attract a new audience - a clear benefit for those who publish themselves and for those who have a community of people. Ward said: "Barnes & Noble and writers can offer self-published books in retail and at shows, which the contest cannot.
" In fact, this can be an asset for writers with something to learn, or those who follow enough of a big enough to pull a lot. In order to attend in-store meetings, NOOK press writers must have been selling at least 500 e-books last year, qualifying them for an meeting by a Barnes & Noble storemanager.
The B&N Store and Event manager wants to do the same thing as the buyers: selling books. Thousands of dyed-in-the-wool fans of corporate publishing? Are you well-connected with the regional news? Are you a journalist? Ready to use all this to get folks into your bookshop to read or sign?
Here too, it is important to have planning for advertising, promotion and evidence. Like above, your advertising and promotional schedules are important. Conventional publishing houses provide a boost to turnover at the presentation of the books with authors' presentations and public relations work during a series. In this way, the user in the area who is a prospective reader can listen to the name of the writer or work from several places simultaneously - newspapers, interviews with the writer, radiopost.
If, at the moment of signature, you make a promotional endeavor, you should do so in a focussed and locally based manner and let B&N know that you are ready to do so. It will draw people' s interest in the product - and help them to continue selling it after it has been signed. Although the best-selling books are often reused in a wide range of mediums, today's best-selling books and blockbusters may also have their origin in more humble firsts.
The next big hits can be based on digital contents, newspapers, video game, videogames, publicity, amusement parks or self-published books (like The Martian). This is probably the impulse for Barnes & Noble's Adaptive Studios relationship, which was designed to "give clients acces to new books from reinvented and revived stories".
" Adtive Studios (a multimedia organization whose references embrace HBO's Greenlight project) designs and purchases IP such as unpublished script and screenplays and uses it for a variety of conventional and electronic consumer viewing venues, such as books, film and television productions and serials. Each year, the business unit Adaptable Books will release ten "High Concept" books and graphics books, which will be distributed through an exclusivity distribution agreement with B&N.
With a changing publisher environment, there will undoubtedly be a more innovating cross-fertilisation of contents and more programmes across the entire countryside that will help give new impetus to gifted, highly committed writers (self-published and traditional) and story tellers in all types of music.