Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hard decisions regarding Print Distribution as an Indie Author

So, in order for brick and mortar stores (like Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million) to be willing to carry my book on their shelves, it has to be returnable (that’s one of a few things, but that’s the main one the B&N manager said). CreateSpace will NOT set a book as non-returnable. Which means I go through Ingram (the best and most legit option). Ingram costs money – for example, you have to buy an ISBN (CreateSpace offers a free one, but it’s ONLY usable through them), plus a title setup fee (which they’ll refund if you buy 50 books within 60 days – I have a couple boxes of my book already grrr), plus apparently like $12 a year (no big deal). Is it worth it? If I can get it on the shelves it’ll only take like 25 copies to break even with their charges. This is really actually a hard thing to decide. I think if I personally call around to the stores I can convince them to carry a few copies at least as a test. I think B&N also wants copies their customers can buy from them if you’re going to be included in panels and book signings. What would you do or have you done?


At Death’s Door Book Trailer

Enjoy this trailer for At Death’s Door – available on Amazon!

review: At Death’s Door by Astrid V. Tallaksen

Upcoming Blog Tour

Hey hey kids! Starting tomorrow, At Death’s Door and I will be off on a two week blog tour! I’m excited! You’ll get to see reviews, interviews, guest blog posts, and neat extras.

At Deaths Door Button 300 x225

Here’s the schedule!

November 3
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
November 3
Mila Ramos
November 4
Book Bliss
November 5
Fang-tastic Books
November 5
November 6
Pembroke Sinclair
November 7
Roxanne’s Realm
November 7
Cassandra M’s Place
November 10
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
November 11
Share My Destiny
November 11
Romantic Reads and Such
November 12
Bookin It Reviews
November 13
Dark Side of Romance
November 13
The Embraced
November 14
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
November 17
Emma Weylin
November 17
Coffee Addicts Books