When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor

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Trade book distributors are the guys who sell your book to bookstores and other institutions. They don’t market your book, per se, and they don’t build your audience. They will, however, help get your book into the big stores. Here’s why that’s important:

The two greatest functions of a distributor are helping you with title development—they are experts in making it easy to understand what a book offers—and getting you into all of the stores that would love to have your books but just “can’t” purchase directly from you.

For Indie Publishers: When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor

via JaneFriedman.com