Articles For Dealing With Bookstores

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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