Articles For Dealing With Bookstores

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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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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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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SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2021? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

UPDATED: 03/04/2021 EDITOR'S NOTE: Please also see the Self-Publishing Price Comparison HERE. Considering self-publishing? Are you wondering how many books you ...
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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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“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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