Self-Publishing Book Distribution

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:

  1. Amazon services such as Advantage, SellerCentral (Marketplace), FBA, CreateSpace (now KDP Print), KDP, ACX.
  2. Other distributors or retailers such as IngramSpark, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, Draft2Digital.
  3. 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

  1. Amazon KDP Print (formerly CreateSpace)
  2. Amazon KDP Print Expanded Distribution
  3. IngramSpark
  4. Amazon Advantage
  5. Amazon Seller Central (Marketplace), with or without FBA
  6. Ingram Publisher Services

eBook Distribution

  1. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
  2. Apple iTunes
  3. Barnes & Noble Nook
  4. Kobo books
  5. Google Play

eBook Aggregators

  • Draft2Digital
  • Smashwords
  • IngramSpark
  • BookBaby

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.

Contact Us

Contact us now. Or schedule a consult to review your specific options.