Distribution and Fulfillment
There are so many facets to
the "dirty side" of the book business that many authors simply shy away
from it altogether. Shipping internationally, managing inventory,
accounting, handing returns and many other elements are complicated,
time consuming events. They certainly take away from the creative aspect
of book writing!
We've developed streamlined ways of handling all of your distribution
and fulfillment concerns. Not only does this help to alleviate the
headaches of managing this aspect of your business, it also helps to
keep you focused on what you do best.
Stock levels and warehousing, inventory control, spoiled goods tracking
and many other features can be easily controlled to help maximize your
profit, or they can grow out of control, turning the joy of your first
(or second, third, tenth, etc.) book into a nightmare.
Do you know that there are over 100 ways to package books? Different
markets require different packaging methods. By knowing these upfront,
you can actually save yourself a lot of money. Let us show you how.
Taking in orders, processing them and getting your books into the hands
of your readers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers is the key to
your success. Today, people expect quick turn-around and aren't often
willing to wait weeks or months to get products they want. We can turn
that around into days or even less!
Moving your books from inventory and into the hands of your customers is
a very detailed, complicated business in and of itself. It's quite
possible to spend much more on shipping that you make! There's no
need to take that risk. We are experts in book shipments and can make
sure that your bottom-line isn't bled to death just getting books to
This is a dirty little secret of the book business. Many authors
experience 30% returns or even much more! However, there are ways to
minimize this and bring it down to a very manageable level. Further,
returns can even be an asset to your business! We know how to make it
Write a book and get rich? Not in today's market! Many authors never
make any substantial money with their books. However that doesn't have
to be the case. If tracked properly, your book can become a real profit
maker for you. Having the proper accounting systems in place - and the
knowledge to use them - will help to insure this.
Used Book Remarketing
What about used books? Is there a market for these? You bet there is!
According to a recent study, this is the fastest growing segment of the
book business. We can show you how to take advantage of it and turn a
liability into a financial asset.