marketing books

Distribution Plan for an Independent Publisher for eBooks and POD

Before we started our publishing journey we considered how we expected to print and distribute books. This is the outline plan we put together. It focuses on distributing to Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks, and considers the routes to make books available more widely as paperbacks to online and physical bookshops. It assumes paperbacks are initially printed-on-demand (POD) via both LightningSource and Amazon Createspace (although it isn’t necessary to use both). We’ve not completed all the distribution paths we first thought of (those with dotted links are pending), as, for instance, we’ve not completed any audio books or distributed any short stories yet, partially as audio via Amazon’s ACW wasn’t initially available in the UK (although it is now). Some of the things listed were tried (like Amazon eStore and Amazon Select) and were a mixed success which we may or may now continue with (most likely not continue with).

Outline Production and Print Plan for Small Independent Publisher of ebooks and paperbacks (POD)

Outline Production and Print Plan for Small Independent Publisher of ebooks and paperbacks (POD)


4 November 2014

Book shelf image with publishing books

Background reading on publishing and business

In preparation for generating books and ebooks and undertaking marketing and book promotion we’ve read quite a few books on publishing and on business generally. All of these have been added to our GoodReads shelf – here is a link to our background reading shelf with the ratings on how useful we’ve found them, or with no rating if we’ve not read them yet or they are for reference:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/22807393-twbc?page=1&shelf=publishing-background-reading&view=table


20 June 2014