BOOK SALES & MARKETING
MARKET. MONETIZE. MONITOR.
Marketing a book is a multi-faceted campaign. Let’s break it out:
PRODUCT QUALITY & INDUSTRY STANDARDS
Not only must the book comply with physical quality standards (paper used, binding employed, etc) before a retailer or library will take it; but it must comply with industry standards in how it is presented, defined, marketed and sold. A simple example: if your book does not have a valid ISBN filing, then a bookstore, retailer or library will be unable to purchase it. If your book does not have a valid UPC barcode, then the large chains will be unable to sell it and the smaller retailers will be reluctant to stock it.
| PHYSICAL QUALITY STANDARDS
Acid free paper
Quality binding and construction
Proper layout and typesetting
| BOOK QUALITY STANDARDS
Cover design and interior layouts
Editing & Proofreading
Summary, Author Bio, Copyright Page, Indices and Content
MARKETING DATA QUALITY STANDARDS
ISBN filing and registration
ONIX data generation for distribution / ordering systems
UPC and Barcode
Author and Book Information
BOOK DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING
You’ve written your book. It’s time to give it your public! Effectively market your work to all the major distributors: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Baker & Taylor, Book Depository, Kobo, Kindle, NOOK and more!
Whether it’s an e-book or a print book: we can put it into distribution and make sure it gets advertised on catalogs and sold on sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and more! Your print book will also be available for ordering at bookstores in Canada, US, UK, and the EEC!
See below for more information.
MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
This is about having your book available at the chains, retailers and on-line stores so that if someone wanted to purchase your book, they’d be able to do so easily. Imagine doing all that publicity and marketing to acquire a ready and willing readership, only to have your public unable to find the book to buy it! If you opt for our distribution services, your book will be available for ordering via all the major book retailers and distributors in North America, UK (optional) and Europe (optional). Here are some of our distribution partners:
Here are some of our Distribution Partners:
Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble
Espresso Book Machine
Eden Interactive Ltd.
I.B.S - STL U.K
SALES & ROYALTIES
SELLING YOUR BOOK
Selling your book with us is easy. You can opt for channels and also use us directly as your distributor. Also, we won't lock you in to any exclusive contract, so you're free to sell your book elsewhere as well. You may even opt to print with us and sell privately. It's up to you!
HOW IT WORKS
Receive on direct sales not just royalties! While most channels only give you a 30% or less royalty, we take only 15% which means you keep 85% of the profits! You determine the sale price and we take a 15% service charge. You get the rest. There’s no exclusive distribution agreement with us so that you may sell your books elsewhere as well.
If you opt for marketing services, then you will see your title appear for sale through major retailers. Retailers will advertise and carry your book in stock. If a customer orders your book, the sale is registered and the inventory counts replenished. At the end of each quarter, you receive a royalty check along with a report on your sales.
BOOK & AUTHOR SUPPORT SERVICES
Authors often require help promoting their books. Here’s where we come in. We can help authors not only promote those titles they have printed or distributed through us, but we can also help promote their personalities, and their entire portfolio of works. Some of the services we can provide include: press releases, author websites, social media (facebook, twitter, blogger) links, submissions to book reviewers and critics, video and ad campaign development... and more!
You want to create ‘hype’ and ‘buzz’ about your book. You want to let people know what’s special about your book. Those who opt for our promotion services get a personalized, catered service. Each book is unique and so it’s marketing and promotional strategy will also be unique.
Here’s how we can help:
|- Press Releases
- Author websites,
- Book websites,
- Blog creation and maintenance
- Social account link ups (Facebook, Twitter, et al),
|- Media generation and broadcasting.
- Video and audio presentations and editing
- Video adverts
- Online advertisements
- … and more. Just ask us!