SaleIn the age of the Internet, most book sales are occurring online. Even the larger brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble have presence online. If you decide to go the Print on Demand route their services will include getting your book online. Self-publish your book through the traditional method and you can go through a distributor to get your book online.  You can choose to skip the middle men and publish through Amazon’s self-publishing services to garner online presence. These are the ways I know about, but do your research as there are sure to be others.

Getting your book physically in bookstores is a different story. Think about the number of authors competing for book shelf space and you probably understand why bookstores shelves become prime real estate that isn’t easily obtainable.  Before the smaller bookstores started dying off, I was able to go in and get my books on the shelf. For the larger bookstores people could go in and order my book and pick it up later, but shelf space was elusive.

Now a days, in my opinion, it’s not as crucial to your book sales to get your book on the shelves. However, it definitely wouldn’t hurt. I still love walking into bookstores, and finding pearls. There are many who still love to browse the shelves in a bookstore and you want to give your book ever opportunity to make it into a reader’s hands.

Click here for a free copy of my Write & Self-publish chart. It provides the high-level steps you need to write and self-publish your book. I’m currently blogging my way through each step to provide more detail. I invite you to comment and ask any questions you may have on writing and self-publishing your book.

I have written and published six novels.  My latest book entitled Life on Fire, co-written with my sister Karen D. Bradley, was released in June 2015If you are new to writing a book or self-publishing and want to follow along as I share what I’ve learned, either subscribe to receive my blog posts at www.jenettambradley.com or request to be added to my  group on Facebook, JB’s Writers Studio where the links to the posts will be shared. The group will also be a place for members to ask questions and share information.

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