Online Distribution :
If an author chooses to avail of online distribution services, his/her books can be listed on our online book store, www.thedogearsbookshop.com as also on that of our channel partners within India.
Our online distribution channels include:
In India, the books are sold on The Dogears Bookshop., Amazon, Flipkart and Infibeam, among others, while, internationally, the book is sold on various platforms (see below).
In each of these cases, the channel will charge its own commission. When an order is placed on any one of these websites we will print and ship a copy of the book to the buyer. The author will be reimbursed for all sales at the end of the 6 months after deduction of these commissions (as a percentage of MRP) and printing costs. Authors must ensure that the price of their book accommodates these commissions to qualify for distribution. Please note that we do not allow the author to ship the book to the buyer even if he/she has extra copies to spare. Books ordered must be printed on demand and dispatched. We insist on this because we have had experiences in the past where the author has been careless about dispatching the book after it is sold.
Since the commission impacts the price of the book, you may choose to list on only certain websites (where it is lesser) and not on others. For more details about your listing options, you may write in to us.
These online bookstores can cater to buyers across the world. Authors should do their best to promote their books and ensure that potential readers can access the book listing on these websites. This can be done by prominently displaying the link to the book on the various websites.
For the distribution and sale of eBooks, we have collaborated with other platforms, thus providing yet another layer of e-commerce support. Together with thedogearsbookshop.com, these platforms provide a smooth and convenient way to sell eBooks.
Offline (Physical) Distribution:
We also offer the option of having your books distributed to book stores around the country. To avail of this option, you must provide us with up to 4 review copies. After reviewing, the retailer will request a certain number of copies, the cost of printing of which will be borne by you. You must also pay for the shipping of these books to the central warehouse from where these books are then distributed to book stores across the country. These retailers demand a commission of up to 65% off the MRP for their service. At 12-month intervals, an author may ask for a status of the books. At these intervals, the author can also request that his/her books be withdrawn from these retail channels, if so desired.
Please note that authors will not receive a list of the book stores in which the books are placed. It is important to note that books are placed in book stores at the discretion of the distributor.
International Distribution :
We have collaborated with several retailers to offer POD-based distribution services and make our titles available for buyers in Europe, Australia and North America. This collaboration allows us access to the following booksellers :
Print Book Distribution :
E-Book Distribution :
In addition, we are also able to make your e-books available for sale on the following websites :
You can read more about international distribution on our blog. Please note that availing of the distribution option only makes it possible for your book to be accessible in all corners of the globe. It remains the task of the author to ensure that the book is widely known and that buyers are persuaded to buy a copy.Please note: We offer distribution only for books that have an ISBN. Further, we offer distribution through physical bookstores only for books that are published by us.
For more details, email us with your queries at [email protected]. We promise to respond promptly.