25 Book Distributors to Help you Sell your Book Image

After overcoming rejection, writer’s block, and deadlines, you may think it’s time to just sit back and wait for royalties to roll in. However, selling your book might not be as easy as you think.

Good thing there are distributors out there who can help get your book onto more shelves.

Distributors help you with sales and order fulfillment, as well as warehousing. They sell new titles to bookstores and libraries before they are published.

Book Distributors

In this digital age, digital distributors upload an image of your book’s cover along with catalog copy to sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound, where the book is made available for sale.

When a customer purchases your book on one of these sites, the book is printed and shipped to the customer.

Here is our list of 25 book distributors that offer services for authors and publishers in the United States.

1. AK Press

Website: www.akpress.org

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.akpress.org/distro-submissions.html

2. Alibris

Website: www.alibris.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.alibris.com/sellers

3. American West Books, Inc.

Website: www.americanwestbooks.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.americanwestbooks.com/for-retailers/

4. Anchor Distributors

Website: www.anchordistributors.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.anchordistributors.com/adbrochure_online.pdf

5. Baker & Taylor

Website: Baker & Taylor

Scope of service: national

Terms: http://www.baker-taylor.com/supplier.cfm

6. Baker and Taylor Publisher Services

Website: www.btpubservices.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.btpubservices.com/book-sales-distribution

7. BCH Fulfillment & Distribution

Website: www.bookch.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.bookch.com/distribution.html

8. Bella Distribution

Website: www.belladistribution.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.belladistribution.com

9. C&B Books Distribution

Website: www.cbbooksdistribution.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.cbbooksdistribution.com/products__services/distribution

10. Cardinal Publishers Group

Website: www.cardinalpub.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.cardinalpub.com/prospective-clients/submit-your-book-for-review

11. Casemate Group

Website: www.casematepublishers.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.casemategroup.com/print-distribution

12. Consortium Books Sales

Website: www.cbsd.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.cbsd.com/booksellers/general-information

13. DeVorss & Company

Website: www.devorss.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.devorss.com/what-we-offer

14. Gem Guides Book Co.

Website: www.gemguidesbooks.com

Scope of service: national (independent retailers. rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, and crystals)

Terms: www.gemguidesbooks.com/dealerinfo

15. Independent Publishers Group (IPG)

Website: www.ipgbook.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.ipgbook.com/services-introduction-pages-180

16. Ingram Content Group, Inc.

Website: https://www.ingramcontent.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.ingramcontent.com/retailers

17. Legato Publishers Group

Website: www.legatopublishersgroup.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: http://www.legatopublishersgroup.com/

18. Midpoint Trade Books

Website: www.midpointtrade.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.midpointtrade.com/distribution

19. New Leaf Distributing Co.

Website: www.newleafdist.com

Terms: www.newleafdist.com/terms.php

20. Publishers Group West

Website: www.pgw.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: http://www.pgw.com/distribution-services

21. SCB Distributors

Website: www.scbdistributors.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.scbdistributors.com/guidelines

22. Simon & Schuster

Website: Simon & Schuster

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.simonandschusterpublishing.com/sns-distribution

23. Small Press Distribution

Website: www.spdbooks.org

Scope of service: global

Terms: www.spdbooks.org/pages/about/contact-spd

24. Sunbelt Publications

Website: www.sunbeltpublications.com

Scope of service: national

Terms: www.sunbeltpublications.com/services/distribution-services

25. TAN Books

Website: www.tanbooks.com

Scope of service: global

Terms: https://www.tanbooks.com/about-us/

Sell More Books

In addition to selling through distributors, check out our tips on how you can land larger book orders and sell your books in bulk.

When contacting distributors, always be sure to read their terms carefully before submitting any materials.

Do you know any distributors that is not included in this list? Share your ideas in the comments below!


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Joana Regulacion is a proud wife, mother, and furparent. Joana enjoys researching about different topics to write blogs for TCK and sees it as a way to learn and discover new things. She still occasionally conducts lectures for aspiring teachers who are reviewing for the Licensure Examination for Teachers, but enjoys working from home to be closer with her family