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Re: Question: Getting a Published Book to Readers


Your publisher is correct. Retailers won't consider stocking your book unless it is available through a U.S. distributor. More importantly, you'll have difficulty finding a distributor unless you have a solid marketing plan--authors are expected to drive people into the bookstore to buy their books.

Think again about trying to getting stocked in Wal-Mart or the warehouse clubs. Generally, these outlets demand bigger discounts. Althought they purchase lots of copies, returns can be very high. And, unless a book is a sure-fire best seller, they're not likely to be interested.

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