Library Supplier Info

My local library gave me the names of some of their distributors and the information I should send them if I want my novel available to some libraries. The list of information is as follows:

 

Title:

Author:

ISBN:

Genre:

Price:

Publisher:

Format: 

Page Count:

Wholesale Discount %:

Shipping Terms:

Send orders to:

Address:

Phone#:

Fax #:

e-mail:   

 

I'm not entirely sure what I should be putting down for the bolded fields for the purposes of distribution - any ideas? I know we're set up with ingram and other large companies and I'm not sure how to set this up so the libraries will get the book at a proper wholesale price.

 

If anyone was interested the library suppliers mentioned are http://www.whitehots.com/, http://www.librarybound.com/ and http://www.lsc.on.ca/

Comments

  • potetjppotetjp Professor

    They've got all the information they need from Lulu through Ingram. If a local bookstore accepts to sell your books, then it's a contract between the store and yourself. You supply them with copies, and you take back the unsold ones. You will have decided on the retail price, that should leave about two thirds of the profit to the store and one third for you as royalties.

  • Ok - so in this case after a bit of digging I confirmed that whitehots lists these two as 'publishers'

     

    • Ingram Library Services 
    • Ingram Publisher Ser.

    So theoretically I should be able to make the reference through Ingram. Thanks.

     

  • potetjppotetjp Professor

    Yes, libraries like bookstores rely on Ingram, and Lulu will put you through Ingram to them if you have opted for Lulu's free global distribution. You needn't bother to do it yourself. 

    On the other hand you can suggest libraries of your choice to buy your book either from Lulu or retailers like Barnes and Noble. For instance, if you enter the Library of Congress site, you'll see there is a department in charge of buying books.

  • My local library does not purchase directly from Ingram. They like many others (at least in Ontario) use an intermediary that simplifies their experience by aggregating books from large and small distributors. I was told this is the only Avenue other than direct donation by which the library procures fiction, and that the intermediary only catalogues books whose details are submitted by publishers or authors. I submitted, they accepted, now my library and others in the area can order it. Smiley Happy
  • potetjppotetjp Professor

    Scyoni a écrit :
    My local library does not purchase directly from Ingram. They like many others (at least in Ontario) use an intermediary that simplifies their experience by aggregating books from large and small distributors. 
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    An intermediary. This is interesting. thanks for the info.

     

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