The Author’s Guide to Selling Books To Non-Bookstores

Woo Hoo! I’m thrilled to announce Fictionary Press has published the second edition of The Author’s Guide to Selling Books to Non-Bookstores.

Today, it’s available on Kobo. Soon it will be on all platforms.

If you’ve got printed books you’d like to see to non-bookstore, fiction or non-fiction, this guide will help you 🙂

 

Imagine walking into a grocery store, gift shop or other non-bookstore and seeing YOUR book for sale. This wonderful experience is within your grasp—if you’re bold enough to pursue it.

Selling to traditional bookstores and making a profit can be extremely difficult, but there is an alternative. In this step-by-step guide, best-selling author Kristina Stanley will show YOU how to move beyond the bookstores and sell to other retail outlets. Every step is detailed, from formulating a plan to collecting money.

Stanley speaks from experience. She’s sold more books through non-bookstore retail outlets than through traditional bookstores, and YOU can too. Read on, and turn your dream into reality. Success is within your reach.

If you read on Kobo you can buy it now.

Selling Books To Non-Bookstores #Sale

The Author’s Guide To Selling Books To Non-Bookstores is on sale. You can get it for 50% off through Smashwords.

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Published by Imajin Books

Imagine walking into a grocery store, gift shop or other non-bookstore and seeing YOUR book for sale.  This wonderful experience is within your grasp—if you’re bold enough to pursue it.

Selling to traditional bookstores and making a profit can be extremely difficult, but there is an alternative. In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show YOU how to move beyond the bookstores and sell to other retail outlets. Every step is detailed, from formulating a plan to collecting money.

I sold more books through non-bookstore retail outlets than through traditional bookstores, and YOU can too.

This was my favorite moment with the Author’s Guide…

 

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The Importance Of Author Endorsements

Many of you know I’ve sold the eBook and print rights for my upcoming novel LOOK THE OTHER WAY to Imajin Books.

Now the publishing journey moves quickly. Imajin Books has a fast paced schedule and I need to keep up.

In my book, The Author’s Guide To Selling Books to Non-Bookstores, I wrote about the importance of endorsements. Here’s a little excerpt:

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When you take your book to a store, endorsements on the front and back cover will add legitimacy to your books. That’s promotional material every time someone picks up your novel.

I believe this is more important for printed books than eBooks. The image of your book cover online may be too small for a potential buyer to read the endorsements. In a store, the endorsements may just give you an edge over other books on the shelf.

The endorsements that go on your cover are ones that connect with your readers. You want to find authors who write in your genre that readers will recognize. Having an endorsement from your mom is nice, but it won’t help sell your book. Unless your mom is a famous author, in which case, go ahead and use her.

The first endorsement for LOOK THE OTHER WAY is in!

I asked an author who has more romance in her novels than I do in the Stone Mountain Mystery series because LOOK the OTHER WAY is a romantic suspense novel.  I asked an author whose books I’ve read and loved.

SO WHO DID I ASK?

KAT FLANNERY

Kat FlanneryKat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. When not researching for her next book, Kat can be found running her three sons to hockey and lacrosse. She has her Certificate in Freelance and Business Writing. A member of many writing groups, Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. She’s been published in numerous periodicals. Her debut novel CHASING CLOVERS has been on Amazon’s Bestsellers list many times and was #62 over all their titles. LAKOTA HONOR and BLOOD CURSE (Branded Trilogy) are Kat’s two award-winning novels and HAZARDOUS UNIONS is Kat’s first novella. Kat is currently hard at work on her next book.

AND NOW FOR THE ENDORSEMENT!

“LOOK THE OTHER WAY is a fast paced ride complete with a tidal wave of emotions, suspense, and a well crafted who-done-it tale. Miss Stanley has impressed me yet again with her keen ability to keep the reader wanting more!”

What’s LOOK THE OTHER WAY about?

It’s the beginning of a new series set in the Bahamas. The mystery takes place aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran, which happens to be the type of boat I lived on for 5 years.

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Mattina in the Bahamas

Here’s the blurb:

A year after her Uncle Bobby mysteriously disappears in the turquoise waters surrounding the Bahamas, Shannon Payne joins her grieving aunt to trace his last voyage. Shannon hopes the serenity of the sea might help her recover from a devastating breakup with her fiancé.

Sailing their 38-foot catamaran, A Dog’s Cat, is Captain Jake Hunter, a disillusioned cop who has sworn off women. While Shannon tries to resist her growing attraction to the rugged captain, she uncovers some dark truths about her uncle’s death that might send all three of them to the depths.

Thank you to Imajin Books for once again supporting me!

Imajin Books is a Canadian publisher that publishes suspense, mystery, thriller, paranormal, horror, romance, fantasy, young adult and select non-fiction. They will be open for submissions April 2017, so keep your eye on the website if you’re looking to submit a novel this year.

Final Day for Sale of Stone Mountain Mysteries

Are you still looking for a gift for yourself?  Maybe you deserve a little down time during the crazy holiday season? Imajin Books is here to help.

Imajin Books (check out their full listing at http://www.Imajinbooks.com) are on sale for the final day today.

But closer to my heart…All three Stone Mountain Mysteries are on for 99 Cents US.

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The Author’s Guide To Selling Books To Non-Bookstores is also on sale.

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Happy reading and Happy Holidays.

 

Can Dogs Sell Books to Non-Bookstores?

Farley thinks he can!

Yesterday Farley helped me deliver books to the General Store. Tourist season is here, and it’s a great time for the shelves to be stocked.

DESCENT, BLAZE and AVALANCHE now have a front seat, right beside the till. Theres’s little poster highlighting I’m a local author, so people visiting the resort can buy something local while on their vacation. Every little advantage helps when you’re trying to sell your paperbacks.

Farley and Books

If you want to learn how to sell you’re paperbacks to non-bookstores check out THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES.

And don’t worry about Farley working. He’s paid in dog treats by the manager at the store.

Thanks for reading.

If you want to sell your books to non-bookstores, keep reading.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say… Who is ‘they’? I don’t know. But what I can tell you, or shall I show you, how selling books to non-bookstores works.

In THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES, I outline the strategy. So the proof the strategy works…For June, DESCENT, BLAZE and AVALANCHE were the top three selling trade paperbacks at Imajin Books.

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You can sell your paperback to non-bookstores too. Until July 7th, the guide is on sale.

Imajin Books Summer Sizzle Sale is well underway. There is still time to choose one of  many books and buy it at the sale price.

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Thanks for reading…

Sell Your Books To Non-Bookstores?

Dollar Store D$AFollowing my own advice, I’ve restocked two stores in the small town near me with DESCENT and BLAZE.

This happened in two ways.

As per the advice I give in the guide, I went by one of the stores and noticed they were down to 2 copies of Descent and none of Blaze. I called and asked if I could bring more. The store bought 6 or each and agreed to buy 10 of AVALANCHE as soon as I receive the print editions.

The other store send me a message asking for more books. I didn’t even have to go there to check on the stock.

We are heading into summer, hence tourist season and that’s when the books tend to sell well in our town. The timing couldn’t have been better.BLAZE and DESCENT LAmbert

My books are now selling in Lambert’s Pharmacy, The Dollar and General Store, and Sobeys. They get face out display in an area where customers can easily see them.

SobeysThe interesting one to me is the Dollar and General Store. The novels sell for $22.99 Canadian, so I didn’t think this would be a great place to stock the books. The store wanted to support local authors, so we tried it. This is the fourth time I’ve had to restock there, which makes me very happy.

If you want to learn how to sell your books to non-books stores, check out THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES.

Thanks for reading…

C.S Lakin Reviews The Author’s Guide To Selling Books To Non-Bookstore

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Feeling great today. Another endorsement for THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES by C.S. Lakin.

C. S. Lakin is a novelist and writing coach who spends her time divided between developing new book ideas and helping writers polish theirs. She is the author of fourteen novels – six contemporary novels, seven in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and one in historical Western romance. Whether she is exploring the depths of the human psyche and pushing her Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 7.28.38 AMcharacters to the Fatal Flaws FINAL ebook coveredge of desperation, or embellishing an imaginary world replete with talking pigs and ancient magical curses, she is doing what she loves best – using her creativity and skills to inspire and affect her readers.

I was first introduced to C.S. Lakin through her novel Time Sniffers and have been a fan ever since.

And now over to her endorsement:

“Kristina Stanley offers authors a new door to marketing—strategies and tactics for selling to non-bookstores. No doubt few authors have thought about reaching out to stores like pharmacies or gift shops as a venue to sell their books or do a book signing, but this guide, packed full of great suggestions, should get authors excited at the possibilities. Stanley makes it easy to do—providing all the necessary materials and business information to help succeed every step of the way. A great book to add to a writer’s marketing arsenal.”  — C. S. Lakin, author of The Writer’s Toolbox series

Imajin Books has informed me the price is going up, so if you don’t have a copy, now is your chance. You can buy it at: myBook.to/SellingBooks for only $0.99 USD. I’m not sure how long the sale will last, and I guess since I write mysteries, it’s okay to have a little mystery in life.

Thanks for reading…

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