|Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 07:52 pm: |
I read a lot, but I've really got very little idea what goes on behind the counter. And I've found myself wondering: how do bookstores find out about new books? For example, big chains like Borders have books from the big houses listed in their databases months in advance, but books from, say, Prime, or Night Shade, or Subterranean sometimes get listed months in advance, and sometimes not until after they've already been released. So what happens to get these titles out to the bookstores? How does it work? Do you just send out catalogues of your current and forthcoming titles, or what?
|Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 10:44 am: |
Books getting listed is a direct result of the publsiher working to get them listed.
Major houses that have sales people show up at a retailers HQ regularly are gonna have better, more regular listings of new and upcoming books.
Small pubs who don't have a sales person, who
don't have a go-get-em distributor, or who don't work hard to establish the relationship have a much lower listing rate.
'Least, that's the story here...