AuthorImprints helps self-publishing authors and businesses distribute books and eBooks
Self-publishing has exploded because of the Internet, not because brick-and-mortar bookstores are finally stocking self-published books. Today, more than half of all print books are sold online, as are nearly all the audiobooks and obviously 100% of all eBooks.
We help you select the best way to distribute your book or eBook using:
- Amazon services such as Advantage, SellerCentral (Marketplace), FBA, CreateSpace (now KDP Print), 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-ordering 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.
Printed Book Distribution
- Amazon KDP Print (formerly CreateSpace)
- Amazon KDP Print 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
Other Distribution Options
There are a range of other distribution options sometimes available to self-publishers, including distribution to libraries, schools, and physical bookstores, as well as international distribution.