For UK Authors With an Interest in Getting Their Books into Bricks and Mortar Stores.
Very useful post about how to get your books in UK stores from Stevie Turner.
Recently some good news: My local branch of Waterstones on the Isle of Wight is going to add 3 of my books to their Local Interest shelf in January. I had taken copies of Revenge, Lily: A Short Story, and The Donor in to the manager earlier in October to enquire as to whether he would be interested in displaying them, as all 3 feature the Island in some way.
Getting an agreement from a store manager to display your books is also the hardest part, and you’re on your own there I’m afraid. If you take a look at Waterstones’ own application form, it’ll say for authors not to bring their books into the stores as they only work through buyers, but I hadn’t read this when I took mine in as I didn’t go via this route!
I found that books with local interest fare rather…
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