Sheridan_West said:How can I do it?
There is one authorized ISBN agency per country. If you "buy" an ISBN from any other entity, you don't really own it. The entity that originally purchased it from the ISBN agency owns it. You're just "renting" it. You wouldn't officially be the publisher if you use such an ISBN. And there are lots of stories of people "buying" such ISBNs and then finding out the printer/platform they want to use won't accept it. Buyer beware.Javelin said:Hint: Search ISBN to get the best prices, which is often offered on ebay.
Ingram also takes a cut of this wholesale discount. Yes, bookstores like the industry-standard 40%. But in order to provide them this amount, you have to set your wholesale discount through IngramSpark to 55%. Ingram takes 15% and then the bookstore gets the 40% they expect.Ingram says offer 55% discount and authorize returns, but most bookstores state 40% is their minimum.
So basically, only kindle edition should be exclusively on Amazon, while I can distribute physical books through other retailers?Nicole Simon said:First reply from entering your question into google:
"Make your Kindle book exclusive to the Kindle Store for the KDP Select enrollment period (90-days). You can continue to distribute your paperback (or any other format you may have)."
Real question: are your readers willing to pay the extra needed for hard cover options and how much work will it for you for what result. Take a close look at if this is rather for vanity and judge for yourself if you want to spend the money / work here or work on your next book.
When choosing options it is important that you have enough control to link them back to your kindle book in the stores properly over going somewhere cheap. I am sure if you search this forum for ingram you should find tons of information.
That's right. These subscription programs etc only pertain to ebooks. Print products are not a part of any requirement anywhere.Sheridan_West said:So basically, only kindle edition should be exclusively on Amazon, while I can distribute physical books through other retailers?
Indie bookstores actively dislike Amazon, so if you're thinking that showing them lots of reviews on Amazon will help you, it could potentially do the opposite.Sheridan_West said:...and I'm aiming to get my book in physical stores, probably after I get more reviews on Amazon.
This is basically a post we see over and over from newer writers. There always seems to be a string overemphasis to get these books into tiny bookstores that may or may not ever sell a book, don't know your intentions but it often has to do with "Look my book is in a store "I'm a real writer now." Before I responded I checked the number of posts and yeah, we've all been there.Sheridan_West said:Amazon KDP doesn't provide an option to create a hardcover edition. Is there an option to use a third party service while my book is in Kindle Select?