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How Indie Authors can Work with Local Independent Bookstores and sell Their Books on Brick-and-Mortar Shelves

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Are you an indie author looking to get your book on the shelves of your local independent bookstore? Look no further!

First things first, don’t be shy! Booksellers and book buyers are there to help you succeed and get your book out into the world. Approach them with a professional and friendly demeanor and be prepared to talk about your book and why it’s a must-read.

One thing that can really make a difference is having a strong marketing plan in place. Think about how you can promote your book in the store and to the local community. Partnering with the bookstore for events, book clubs, and other promotional opportunities can help get the word out and drive sales.
Another tip is to make sure your book is easy to find in the store. This means having a clear and eye-catching cover, a well-written blurb on the back, and making sure it’s correctly categorized and shelved.

Don’t forget the power of social media! Share your book on your own platforms and tag the bookstore in your posts. This helps create a sense of partnership and can also bring in new readers.

Overall, working with independent bookstores can be a great way for indie authors to get their work out into the world and connect with local readers. By being proactive, professional, and promoting your book, you can increase your chances of success. So don’t be afraid to approach those booksellers and let them know about your amazing book!

A writer is someone who writes. An author is someone who publishes. Are you ready to be an author?

Atmosphere Press has been guiding authors on rewarding journeys through publication and beyond since 2015. Our authors’ award-winning and acclaimed books have sold tens of thousands of copies across six continents, and our Press ethos is to put the power not in the hands of the publisher, but in the hands of the writer, where it belongs. Accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, we partner with the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, Winning Writers, and Writing Magazine, among others.

If you would like to explore taking this author journey with us, please reach out to us directly through our submissions page. We’ll look forward to helping you achieve your goals as a writer…and as an author!

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