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New Meetup: Book Distribution 101

From: Robin S.
Sent on: Friday, July 17, 2009 12:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Washington DC Write to Publish Group!

What: Book Distribution 101
When: August 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Arlington Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St. 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Arlington, VA 22201
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Amazon, BookStores, Online stores, selling direct from the author the number of ways to get your books from you to your readers is vast and often confusing. What are the different channels and what do you need to know about each to maximize your sales?

Typical questions that will be answered in this seminar:

Book Distributors:

  • POD (Print on Demand) or Book Distributor - which should I choose
  • Typical costs for Book Distributors
  • What does having a book distributor do for me?
  • How do I distribute overseas?
  • Costs and discounts


POD (Print on Demand) and distribution

  • POD (Print on Demand) or Book Distributor - which should I choose
  • Typical costs for Book Distributors
  • What does having a book distributor do for me?
  • How do I distribute overseas?
  • Costs and options


Working with Bookstores

  • Buy-in verses Sell-through and the impacts to authors
  • Issues related to being on the shelf or special ordered
  • What is the typical discount rate for book stores
  • Books on Consignment
  • Can people special order?
  • The numbers gain - spelling death or success of the author
  • Costs and discounts


Amazon

  • How can I sell through Amazon?
  • Costs and discounts
  • Selling through Amazon Marketplace
  • Amazon Advantage Program
  • Selling through CreateSpace
  • Selling through BookSurge
  • Issues related to being on the shelf or special ordered
  • What are the Amazon fees


Other Online Options

  • Barnes & Noble.com
  • Alibris
  • Powells, BooksAMillion, etc etc
  • eBay


eBook Options

  • Kindle
  • Sony eReader
  • eBook formats
  • eBook distribution


Selling direct - the most bang for your buck

  • How to accept credit cards online
  • Ship by weight or ship by item?
  • Packing materials and postage
  • How to generate sales


Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/DC-Write-To-Publish/calendar/10897898/

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