The Backdoor to Bookstores


Like everything else writing-related, there’s already thousands of posts like this one, detailing the minutiae of getting your self-published novel into a physical bookstores, but this one has a catchy title, and content relevant to anyone who’s published their book through Createspace.

That’s where the backdoor comes in, because if you aren’t with Ingram Spark, there isn’t a lot of help (at least not that I’ve found) on how to get your book into your local Waterstones, and being with Createspace means you have to be a bit sneakier about how you go about it.

Hence, the backdoor. (I’ll stop now.)

It was through procrastination that I accidentally got my book listed on Waterstones, and further boredom which led to me uncovering how to actually get my book into their stores since they now had it registered on their system.

So I thought I’d share the surprisingly straightforward way I…

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