What’s a publication date?

Your publication date is the day your book is available for purchase by readers. On some sites like Amazon—or even your direct-to-reader sales page—your book might be listed as available for pre-order, but this is different from your publication date. This just means that once your publication date arrives, all books that’ve been pre-ordered

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Why aren’t my books for sale with third-party retailers after they’ve finished printing?

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

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What’s the difference between print-on-demand (POD) distribution and expanded distribution?

POD distribution is the best choice for authors primarily concerned with being able to sell their book with online retailers, such as Amazon and B&N.com. Expanded distribution is a great fit if you want to try to get your book into brick-and-mortar locations (e.g, bookstores and libraries) in addition to selling it through online

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Do I get the customer information (e.g., email or state) from sales made through my direct-to-reader sales page?

We’re only allowed to share the customer's information if they provide consent during their sales transaction. If the customer chooses not to share that information, we cannot disclose it. There’s no way to “force” the customer to give us that information if they don’t want to (i.e. we cannot deny them the book sale).

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