Self-Published Print Book Distribution

Print book distribution for self-published books depends on how your book is printed

One of the first steps in the publishing process timeline is to determine how your print book will be distributed to stores. It depends on several factors that we help authors navigate:

  • Dimensions
  • Paper and cover requirements
  • Printing preference (POD vs. bulk printing)
  • Where the book will be sold

In addition to helping you choose the distribution arrangements,

  • We assist you in establishing accounts in the name of the publisher (your imprint)
  • We prepare files guaranteed to meet wholesaler and retailer technical requirements
  • 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

AuthorImprints manages print book distribution for self-publishers

Our publishing services contracts include your choice of print book distribution support. If you have written a book and wish to self-publish it, we invite you to complete the form below, and you will be contacted within two business days, and often sooner.

To learn more about our standard of care, selling ethics, and philosophy about supporting self-publishers, read our five guiding principles that we call the AuthorImprints Difference.

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