Articles For Dealing With Bookstores

SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2023? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

EFFECTIVE 1/3/23: THIS PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED WITH CURRENT NUMBERS EDITOR'S NOTE: Please also see the ...
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English Teacher says Grammar is Racist; AND MORE! – In The News – 12-08-2022

Skills becoming more valuable than education. Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market "While a college degree ...
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Why is Amazon Raising the Prices of So Many PAPERBACK Books by $8 to $10…or More?

We are seeing lots of complaints online from authors (published by a variety of publishers - including Amazon!) who are ...
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The Top 5 Best Selling Book Genres Every Author Should Know – by William Opar

Reading is an exciting pastime for adults and children alike. The book market continues to thrive, with book lovers buying ...
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AUTHORS: When Signing Books, Creativity is the Key!

Q - You recently wrote that you didn't recommend book signings. So, what's can I do if I want to ...
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Why BookLocker is the Best Book Publisher for New Authors – by Rickey Pittman

The past couple of years have dragged all of us, including authors, into a new, fast-changing universe. As a storyteller ...
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Three Homemade Productivity Tools for Authors That I’ll Give You For Free – by Chris Norbury

As a fiction author for many years now, I’ve developed a few tools that help me be a better writer ...
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“Should Amazon be notified about my upcoming author event?”

Q -  Angela, Could you notify Amazon that they may be getting some orders because my book is being showcased ...
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Author Events 101: How to Profit from Promotion – by Sharon Woodhouse

What is an author event? Any situation in which you’re using your status as an author to increase visibility for ...
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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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NEVER, EVER Buy THESE Book Promotion Products/Services. PERIOD.

Today, I'm going to save you more than $100,000! Seriously!! The combined total of the services below would cost you ...
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How to Design a Book Cover That Annoys Booksellers – by Gary Robson

As both an author and the owner of a (very) independent bookstore, I have a different perspective on book covers ...
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How I used “Plan B” and “Plan Z” to Sell Books During the Lockdown – by Kathryn Haueisen

I worked hard to release Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures in 2020 in order to catch the wave ...
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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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Do NOT Pay Someone to Showcase Your Book at a “Virtual Book Fair!”

Q - Angela, I received an unsolicited phone call from a senior marketing consultant at a company that displays books ...
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Defamed by a Fictional Lawyer???; China Arrests Pro-Democracy Tech Mogul; Publisher Placed on Leave after Less Than a Week; and Much More!!…In The News – 08/13/2020

It's always a bad idea to use real people when producing fiction. Alan Dershowitz claims a fictional lawyer defamed him ...
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Amazon’s rushed delivery drivers have killed people…and Amazon says they’re not at fault?! – Whispers and Warnings for 09/12/19

Amazon delivery drivers have killed people...and Amazon says it's not their fault? The human cost of Amazon's fast, free shipping ...
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Want Your Book Published BEFORE the Holiday Shopping Season? HURRY! Some people have ALREADY STARTED buying their gifts!

As we all know, books are a very popular holiday gift idea! Don't you want as many people as possible ...
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“How can Amazon have ‘Print on Demand’ books in stock that nobody has ordered yet?”

Q - I just read your response about the person who said a buyer bought an old copy of their ...
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AUTHORS, PLEASE DO THE MATH! How Much Does it REALLY Cost to Sell to Bookstores?

An author wrote in complaining about the low discount given to bookstores by her publisher for a hardcover, color-interior book ...
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