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15 More Online Retailers to Sell Your Book

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Authors: you can sell your books, e-books and audio-books not only through Amazon, but as well on Barnes&Noble, Apple and Kobo websites, to have your “eggs in more than one basket”.  And don’t forget the potentially huge potential market for hardcover books, selling them to libraries all over the country!

However, there are way more online retailers for e-books and books than just Apple, Kobo or Barnes & Noble. Oh, yes, and even Google sells e-books, but they pay authors and publishers a lousy royalty. I don’t know anyone, selling books through Google.
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Just to mention a few more online book retailers:

www.Scribd.com
www.booksonboard.com/
www.ebooks.com
www.ebook-store-review.toptenreviews.com
www.ebookmall.com
www.indiebound.org
www.powells.com/ebooks/
www.kobobooks.com/eBooks
www.rbooks.co.uk/ebook.aspx
www.whsmith.co.uk/eBooks.aspx
www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/browse/ebooks/4294964587/

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And here are two more lists of online book stores with even more sales possibilities:
http://www.infoagepub.com/iap-ebook-retailers.html
http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/ebooks.html

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Put Your Eggs Not Only in One Basket
If you don’t want to upload your book yourself, get help from this aggregator for one yearly fee and reap 100% of your books revenue:  eBookPartnership.com.  Aggregators will handle distribution, sales, accepting payments, and are managing your account with the online retailers.  Avoid aggregators who take a 10 or even 15% commission for every book sold.
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Read also about the experience of an author, detailed with all his sales numbers, costs associated and comparison of revenue on several online retailer sites from Amazon, Apple and Kobo to sales on his own website: 
http://andrewhy.de/amazons-markup-of-digital-delivery-to-indie-authors-is-129000/

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Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/  to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

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MUST READ for Authors to Avoid Pitfalls

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Writing is an art. Publishing is a business. If you want to sell your book(s) and not just write for your own fun, better get a thorough understanding of the publishing business and what to look out for when making decisions how to get your book to readers.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch wrote a fantastic blog – a warning to all authors, who are thinking about having a service provider (who call themselves publisher) to handle e-book formatting and posting the e-book to all online retailers – for 10 – 15% of your royalties.

Seems convenient to the author… So convenient that they don’t even bother to read the agreement, which can be VERY COSTLY in the long term.

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The essence of her warning: “If you don’t have the time to self-publish and you don’t have the
money to pay someone up front, then don’t do it. That’s so much better than signing with one of
these scam artists.”

Please, please, people. Be smart. Don’t sign with any company to design your e-books and handle
your social media for a percentage of royalties. And please, please, read all the agreements that concern your books before you sign or click “agree” on anything.

Make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to, and if you don’t understand it, ask an
un-involved third party like a lawyer to help you understand. Don’t call the e-service and ask them to
explain their agreement to you. They’ll tell you not to worry your pretty little head about it. And if you
listen to them, the mistake is yours.”

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Read her blog post and if you have signed up with any of these “service” companies, take out your contract (if you printed it out) or go to their website and read it line for line to learn what you gave con sense to – and self-publish your next book by yourself – real self-publishing by you, the author!  Get more help in reading publishing contracts from us in individual book marketing sessions with you.
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Kristine wrote a lot more articles, each one giving authors insights into the publishing world, along
with lots of warnings:

Trust me – Whenever you hear this – RUN

Royalty Statements

Use common sense

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Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/  to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

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How Do You Deal With Copyright & Plagiarism?

 

Unfortunately plagiarism is part of an authors life. You might find out about it when purchasing books from your “competition” or when you “Look Inside” books at online dealer’s and aggregators websites. If something seems to be suspect, buy the book. You can return it within a couple of days…

What to do if you find out that your work has been plagiarized?

Contact the (online) store who sells the copyright-infringed work, e.g. Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple or (most likely) Amazon, which has a “Feedback” window on every page. One of the window’s option: “Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?” Click here  Amazon takes Copyright Infringement seriously, not only for concern of their reputation, but also to avoid retribution from authors. The work, containing your copyrighted material will be removed within days.

  • Don’t attack the offender directly. Let this dirty job do by your lawyer and the (online) store’s legal department.
  • Let a lawyer draw up a “Cease and Desist” letter.
  • Prepare everything for your legal presenter in writing, as their top dollars fees per hour have to be advanced by the client (you) first, before it can be claimed from the offender.

But how can you protect yourself from plagiarism?
Invest $35 in your book and obtain a registered copyright. You will then be able to command a higher claim from an infringer: you can collect “Statutory Damages”  plus all your Attorney Fees.

Print Copyright Notices in Your Book:
• The symbol © or the word “Copyright”
• The year of first publication of the work
• The name of the owner or creator

Sure, your manuscript has copyright from the moment you put “pen to paper.” However, if you did not register your copyright officially, or only after the infringement, you can only sue for “Actual Damages” – not so easy to demonstrate. Get all the addresses for several countries where you can register the copyright – in a former blog from January 28, 2012

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Should an Author Go With Amazon’s KDP Select Program?

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An author-friends’ success while on KPD Select encouraged me to write this post – and also when I red a very critical blog on Google+ that questioned the exclusivity rule. My thoughts:

Why not use the KDP program for the first three months – a time when new books are selling slowly anyway?

  • KDP Select is only for 90 days, after that you can do whatever you want with your book.
  • You can distribute your book in physical format, or in any format other than digital to wherever you want. The exclusivity is only for your e-book.
  • Your ranking at Amazon will improve immensely – that’s for sure. Think: “customer who bought this book also bought…”
  • You are actually paid if your book is lent buy readers. This can be more lucrative as if you sell it regularly, provided you have a low-priced book.
  • You certainly can up-load your book to Apple after the 90 days – by yourself. It is paperwork yes, and not easy at first, but from the second ebook on you will be fine.

Even J.A. Konrath, a very critical and outspoken writer, used it as a way of promotion – after he wrote a condemning article against it first.

During these three months, you can do a lot of things to promote your book, such as listing your book at Bowker, get an ISBN number, improve your authors’ website and have friends and customers help to spruce up your success on Amazon.

Here are some tips to boost your book sales:

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/amazon-marketing

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/important-expose-your-book-to-the-world

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/your-e-book-on-flickr

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/9-ways-to-support-your-favorite-author

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/how-can-you-maximize-your-success-on-amazon/

Selling on Amazon gives you the full royalty, while selling through an aggregator (who loads up your book to other online retailers) cuts your royalty!  Strangely no one talks about this… If your book becomes a success, you can loose a lot.  I personally would never use an aggregator for my e-books, and selling books on Sony and Diesel seems not to be very lucrative, their sales numbers are negotiable compared to Amazon.

And if you really want to go with an aggregator after the 90 days: http://www.ebookit.com has much better conditions and it is easier to work with them than with others.

Please, let me know about YOUR own KDP Select experience.

 

 

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