Quick & Easy Guide to Distribution and Discounts

How the Book Distribution System Works and How to Understand Book Discounts

To succeed in self-publishing you need to understand how the book distribution system works. Why? Because that’s how your books will get from you, the publisher, to your readers who buy your books.

But let’s face it: Discounts and the way the whole system runs can be confusing and hard to understand. Not only that, but if you set your discount too high or too low you can lose out on the profits your books should be earning.

Don’t let that happen to you!

Who it’s for:

  • Authors considering self-publishing who want to know how much profit they might earn
  • Self-publishers confused about how discounts work
  • Published writers who want to know why you have to discount your books at all

What you’ll get:


  • This is a 24-page PDF report with 2 graphs that contains 5,943 words with an estimated reading time of 29:42.
  • It’s set up so you can print it out if you want to study it in the bath or make notes in the margins.
  • Includes a video that explains the 3 things you need to get right to distribute to book stores.

What you’ll learn:

  • How do books get into bookstores?
  • Two key advantages big publishers have in the retail market
  • Why distributors are asking you for 65% or 70% discounts
  • The minimum discount you need to set if you want distribution
  • What a “big publisher” book discount schedule looks like
  • The problem with “consignment distribution”
  • 4 solutions to the book distribution problem

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This 24-page PDF contains everything you need to know about book distribution and discounts to get up and running as a self-publisher. All in one place, ready for you to download and dig into right now for only $10.00. Just getting the discount right on your publications can make your book profitable.

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