How I Got My Indie Book on Barnes & Noble ShelvesI get asked this question all the time. If your book is printed through a vanity publisher aka: self-publishing services company or traditionally published, you do not need to worry about this step. If you offset printed your books yourself especially in China and store them in a spare bedroom in your house, you do need to worry about complying with the CPSIA. Without it, your book will not be accepted. Note that if another publisher assigns an ISBN to your book, you may not have any control over the other requirements to get into Barnes and Noble. You must also have a scanable barcode that embeds the number for point-of-sale systems. Make sure your book meets those guidelines.
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I Planted My Self-Published Book on Barnes & Noble's Shelves... And People Bought It
Yes, the giant retailer sells almost million physical books a year and regularly conducts author events in its stores, but these book events seem to cater only to published authors. I successfully sold a number of books and gained loyal readers. In the end, my determination and patience paid off. Novice writers tend to be scared of how people will react to their work and are not too keen on taking the possibility of being rejected. Let go of your negativity and explore every opportunity to showcase your work with enthusiasm and determination despite the outcome.
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Needless to say, these book buyers are crazy-busy. Because these folks are so busy, you need to meet certain parameters for a book to be considered.
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Getting Your Self-Published Book in Stores and Libraries - Marketing for Authors
I was a relative nobody beyond a blog that gets a million-plus page views per year , I had a not-so-unique storyline young writer goes on road trip to find new American Dream , and, of course, no one reputable or even disreputable had published the book. So the marketing strategy was a big blank. People would only see it online, through social media channels. No one was going to see it on the shelf in a store, flip it over, read the cover blurb, and buy it. Or could they? I had one idea. I told myself at the beginning that making money off the book wasn't important; reaching people who needed the story was the most important thing.