AuthorImprints helps self-publishing authors and businesses distribute books and eBooks
Self-publishing has exploded because of the Internet, not because bookstores are finally stocking self-published books. Today, more than half of all print books are sold online, and obviously 100% of all eBooks and audiobooks as well.
We help you select the best way to distribute your book or eBook using:
- Amazon services such as Advantage, SellerCentral (Marketplace), FBA, CreateSpace, KDP, ACX.
- Other distributors or retailers such as IngramSpark, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, Draft2Digital.
- Your own website to sell direct.
Or if you printed your book traditionally—offset or digital, using a commercial printer—you have still more options.
In addition to helping you choose the distribution arrangements:
- We assist you in establishing accounts in the name of the publisher (your imprint).
- We complete and optimize metadata.
- We consult on timing opportunities and considerations.
- We coordinate with your PR firm, or your own marketing efforts.
- We establish pre-order with stores that support it.
- We identify and explain financial considerations: royalties, margins, pricing, retailer and distributor discounts, offset print runs vs. POD cost of sales.
- We troubleshoot technical issues on your behalf.
You do not need to use our book design and eBook programming services (although the process goes more smoothly when you do). We are also available to work with your book designer to accomplish your book distribution objectives. Please complete the form below.
Printed Book Distribution
- Amazon CreateSpace
- Amazon CreateSpace Expanded Distribution
- Amazon Advantage
- Amazon Seller Central (Marketplace), with or without FBA
- Ingram Publisher Services
- Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
- Apple iTunes
- Barnes & Noble Nook
- Kobo books
- Google Play
We have also worked with a number of eBook aggregators including Smashwords, IngramSpark, BookBaby and Draft2Digital. (eBook aggregators are useful in certain situations, but should not be relied on for distribution to major stores such as KDP.)
Other Distribution Options
There are a range of other distribution options sometimes available to self-publishers, including distribution to libraries, schools, physical bookstores, as well as international distribution.
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