Self-Published Books and Book Shops Don’t Mix

I read this on another blog and found it interesting. Thoughts on this?

The Writing Hall Literary Consultancy

ID-100144604Before I start explaining, when I say ‘book shops’, I’m not talking about one-store indies, but chains such as Waterstones. And although it’s fairly easy to have your book displayed on a local level, it’s much harder to get your self-published book stocked nationally by such chains. And that’s what I’m going to explore here, with the help of Linton Robinson and Dave Bricker.

It must be every writer’s dream, to walk into their nearest branch of Waterstones, or Barnes and Noble (if it wasn’t for the recession, digital disruption, and a whole host of other reasons, there may have been more), and see their book proudly standing, face out, in the shop’s most visible, attractive display. Or better still, the window. Just picture the scene, if you will….

“My book!” you sigh, picking a copy up from the large pile, silently pleading with everyone loitering amongst the other…

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