Got this email a few weeks ago. Sorry it took so long to post it. Wondering if anyone else still recieving PA "trash" also got one..
It’s a done deal PublishAmerica is re-joining forces with the nation’s number one book wholesaler and distributor, Ingram
Here’s why this is pretty neat for your book
To bookstores Ingram generally means
book is immediately available
book shows as “in stock”
bookstore receives a discount
book is also available to Amazon, other online vendors no more “ships within 8 days” but instead “In Stock”
Therefore, when a customer walks into that bookstore and asks about your book, the clerk will type in your name or the book’s title and it will pop up promptly. Ingram is typically the primary source that a bookstore checks out.
How soon can you go to your local bookstores (not only the big names, but also Powell’s, Tattered Cover, Hastings, Waldenbooks, Chapters in Canada, ect) and ask them if your book shows in their Ingram database?
We need to activate roughly 50,000 books with Ingram and we’re going to this on a first come first serve basis. Books that sell this week go first as early as tomorrow or next week. It may take up take up to a few months before all books are processed. Reminder the all important holiday season (number one season for bookstore sales) is only weeks away!
If you want your book to be among the very first to be seen by bookstores as “in stock” with Ingram, the nation’s number one book wholesaler, go to www.publishamerica.net and find your softcover, use this discount coupon: INSTOCK. Minimum order volume is 5 softcovers for the “early boarding” status. Use coupon 1stinStock for orders of 9 or more softcovers and get “pre-boarding” status for your book, as early as tomorrow.
Use coupon on your softcover only. Papaperbacks are not softcovers and are excluded. Fullcolor books are included. Coupon cannot be combined with other coupons or sales offers.