Get Better Distribution For Your Poetry

Category: Publish Your Poetry

Poetry is the same as any other literary work or any other product for that matter. The more people that see it and hear about it the more people are likely to purchase the product. If you are a poet or writer of any kind, you should want your publisher getting work in front of as many people as possible. As we, all know technology has changed all aspects of our lives and business. If you are a writer, there are tons of options for getting you work seen. It can be put on audio books, e-books, websites and many other ways of getting the book out there. The thing is if you want to make money on the book then getting the book into bookstores is still the best way to go.

When it comes to getting the best distribution of your book, the first thing that you have to do is to decide what is the best market for your book. Since we are concentrating on poetry then you will want to get your book to stores that specialize in selling books of poetry. You will also want to choose a distributor that specializes in books of poetry since they will have contacts within that particular field and will know the best places to put your book. You will need to do some research into distributors to find one that fits your needs. You can get information on distributors on the internet; ask about distributors at local bookstores, and by looking at books that are similar to yours and seeing what company distributed that book.

The next step is to put together a sales plan for your book. You will send this to the distributors and it will be your pitch as to why they should carry your book. There are a couple of ways that you can get your sales plan to the distributor. First, you can send it to them via e-mail or regular mail. The second is to call the company direct and ask for someone in acquisitions and specifically in the department in which your book fits. For instance, you will want to talk to someone in poetry acquisitions. Once you have them on the phone you will want to give them your sales plan and any other information necessary to sell your book to them.