Marketing Your Novel: Bookstores, Libraries, and You
“Bookstores and libraries are famous hiding places for bookworms, authors and, well, great books. Are you taking advantage of them as an author? You—yes, you—could (and should) have your book listed in libraries and stores across the country. Think it’s impossible? Far from it. Here’s how to get your book out there.
The Self-Published Mainstream
When self-publishing, there are some criteria your book will have to meet in order to be listed on mainstream book markets such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Among others, each edition of your book will need an ISBN number—apply for it through the US ISBN Agency, ISBN International, or look at the options offered by your imprint (i.e. Lulu). Additionally, your book might need a bar code, listed sale price, and the author’s name and book title printed on the spine. Great guidelines are available from Barnes & Noble’s official website.”