Authors & Speakers Network Blog with Larry James

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bookstore Distribution Explained – Video

Filed under: Author Tips,Book Sales,Guest Author Articles,Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Joel Friedlander, Guest Author

It’s been said lots of times: bookstores may be the worst place for a self-publisher to sell books. In this video Joel explains why, including:

• The three key elements that have to line up for you to be successful in bookstore distribution.

• Why print on demand books don’t work for bookstore distribution

• The reason you’ll need to spend thousands of dollars up front and at risk to pursue this distribution channel

• The many players you’ll require to get your book the attention it will need

• How to “work the numbers” to see if your book will succeed in distribution

If you’ve ever thought of selling your books in lots of bookstores, take a few minutes to watch this 8:52 whiteboard video.

JoelFriedlanderCopyright 2012 by Joel Friedlander. Joel Friedlander is a self-published author and book designer who blogs about book design, self-publishing and the indie publishing life at He’s also the proprietor of Marin Bookworks, where he helps publishers and authors who decide to publish get to market on time and on budget with books that are both properly constructed and beautiful to read. Follow Joel on Twitter and subscribe to his blog.


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Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact:, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at:

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