Worldwide Distribution Unveiled
Once you have written a book, the next logical step would be to get it published (traditional way) or publish it yourself (self-publishing route). After which, you would like your publisher or yourself to make the book available in India and worldwide in International markets. For most authors, it is crucial to sell their books in India, which is within their reach but also make the book available Internationally through worldwide distribution. Though it is not easy to distribute your book worldwide by yourself, it can be done with some effort. There is indeed a growing market for print and ebooks in International markets. The following opportunities exist:
- Distributing English-language work in markets where English is a second language
Books can be distributed through major online distribution services ( many self-publishing companies will provide these services to you). The authors will need to give the distribution service providers permission to make their work available for selling globally. However, though the book will show up in the target country’s online site, marketing and awareness-generating activities have to be carried out in the target country to promote sales of your book.
- Selling rights to a foreign publisher directly or using an agent
This option is time-consuming and becomes challenging for the average author, especially without an agent’s services.
- Translating English-language work into a foreign language and selling globally
Getting translations done requires a significant amount of money; therefore, the decision to invest should be made after weighing the risk and the return.
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