Articles For Dealing With Bookstores

“Should I offer credit to bookstores, libraries and others who want to purchase my book?” PROBABLY NOT!

I am just starting out and my book is generating some local interest. A bookstore wants to give me a ...
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“Special Event Signings” Sell Far More Books Than Bookstore Signings! (Or “Why Should I Order Copies Of My Own Book?”)

I received the following question from an author last week: Why would any author buy copies of their book instead ...
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Mailing “Free” Books To Bookstores And Libraries Can Backfire By Angela Hoy

One of our authors recently ordered several single copies of his books to be sent, unsolicited, to bookstores and libraries ...
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Another Shocking Reason to NEVER Accept Book Returns! By Angela Hoy

THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU! You're a new author or a self-publisher and you've always thought accepting book returns would ...
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STOP GLUTTONOUS PURCHASING PRACTICES BY BOOKSTORES! Why ALL Books Should be Non-Returnable!! By Angela Hoy

The original version of this article was published back in 2005. Yes, nine long years ago! I still get questions ...
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Need Advice On Selling My Books On Consignment

Hi, Angela, Do you send authors a message about dos and don'ts when stores ask to sell books on consignment? ...
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Authors – Avoid Being Victimized by Bookstores

Hi Angela- Re: The item concerning marketing to bookstores in which you state: "I recommend selling a few copies to ...
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Marketing to Bookstores – A Lot of Work for Little (if any) Money!

Good morning Angela, I need to please ask you a question. I have started sending a copy of my book ...
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When Bookstore Clerks are Jerks – Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com

About once a week (sometimes more), we hear complaints from authors about misinformation and downright lies they've been told by ...
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Well, Are POD Books in Bookstores…or Aren’t They?!

Some POD publishers imply their books are available in all bookstores but you don't make that claim. Why? Yes, some ...
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How to Sell Books on Consignment to Bookstores and Other Retailers

A teacher wrote in saying he didn't want to sell his books to students directly but, instead, wanted a local ...
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Does Ingram Distribution Mean Bookstores Will Stock My Book? No!

Hi Angela, I am still a little confused about the distribution through Ingram. So, does that mean we're guaranteed to ...
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Offering Credit to Bookstores Can Be VERY Risky By Angela Hoy

Long, long ago, when we first started publishing print books back in 1999, we used to offer all retailers, schools ...
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Who is Responsible for Marketing Your Book, Less Than Half of Books Sold are Purchased Through Bookstores, Paying to Make Your Book Returnable, and More! By Angela Hoy

DISCLAIMER: The author of this article owns BookLocker.com and competes directly with AuthorHouse. I received the following letter last week: ...
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Marketing to Bookstores – A Waste of Time? By Angela Hoy

I'm often asked how new authors, both self- and traditionally-published, can get their book into bookstores. Traditional publishers often don't ...
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Selling Your Print on Demand Book to Bookstores By Gary D. Robson, Independent Bookstore Owner and Author

Print-on-demand (POD) is the latest alternative to self-publishing or vanity presses. Traditional publishing requires a significant investment to produce the ...
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Selling Your Print On Demand Book To Bookstores by Angela Hoy

During the past month, I've received dozens of emails from concerned authors who have heard rumors that bookstores won't sell ...
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