Storage and distribution

Everything authors need to know about book distribution

Want to learn all you need to know about getting books into retail?

In this free guide, we go through the details of how an author can give their book the best chance of being stocked in UK bookshops.

Book distribution is a crucial and often overlooked part of the publishing process, one that all self-publishing authors should understand. It doesn’t matter how great your book is,

if you don’t have the right distribution in place, it simply won’t be discovered or purchased by readers. Book distribution is not always straightforward, so it is easy to get it wrong.

In this guide, we explore the significance of book distribution and highlight those key facts that we think any self-publishing author should know when navigating book distribution effectively.

What's in the guide?

In the guide you will find:

  • When should you start thinking about how you will distribute your book?
  • Metadata - the crucial tool to retail success
  • How does book distribution work?
  • What are returns and why should they not be overlooked?
  • A look at print-on-demand distribution
  • How does distribution work at Troubador?

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