Congratulations! You are now a self-published author! Many authors dream of seeing their books in bookstores across the world. So, you might be wondering, ‘how can I sell my self-published book to bookstores?’
Before answering this, it is important to keep in mind that every bookstore has a limited amount of space and a set budget to spend per month. Each store will have their own decision process for buying books. Many bookstores are helped to make this decision by representatives of publishers. These representatives will brief book buyers on new books and provide a marketing plan. This plan will include why they believe it will sell on the shelves and the promotion the publishers are willing to put behind the book itself.
Here at Rowanvale we can help you to transform your manuscript into a physical book. Publishing a book in paperback or hardback means you have a physical product to market and hopefully see on the shelves of bookstores! One of the online retail outlets for your book will be Rowanvale’s online Book Store, as well as big names such as Waterstones, Amazon and more. Do you want help distributing your book to Waterstones? If so, our PR services can help you every step of the way.
Since the creation of eBooks and Amazon, self-published authors have increased their revenue and have become more widespread in reaching readers around the world. However, it is important to remember that bookstores won’t sell your book for you. It’s also increasingly difficult to compete with bestsellers, especially those that are supported by the bigger publishers like Penguin and RandomHouse.
To avoid this here are seven things you can do to ensure that you will sell your self-published book to bookstores and sell your book within the bookstore!
is a great period for gift giving books. However, being a new author means it may be a tricky time to sell your new book due to the volume of generic authors that booksellers push towards consumers buying books as gifts for family members. Marketing your book at Christmas might seem overwhelming. To help we have created a guide to see your through the busy Christmas period!
To find out more about our self-publishing services, you can get in touch with a Publishing Advisor through clicking here. Alternatively, to contact us directly, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 029 2128 0200 where we’ll be happy to answer any of your queries.