If you’re using print-on-demand to print your books, they will be! With POD, your books are printed as they’re ordered, so they’re always listed as “in-stock.” With Expanded Distribution, after your books are printed, they need to be transported (distributed) to the distribution warehouse, where they’ll be checked in and stocked. After that, the distributor sends books to Amazon, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor (where they can then be sent to Barnes & Noble). All of this takes time, which is why we set your publication date weeks out from when your books go to print.