Many bookshops, particularly major bookshop chains, are reluctant to deal with small and independent publishers. They also expect huge discounts! The minimum discount required is 35%, with Amazon taking a whopping 60%!
YPDbooks specialises in selling books directly from independent authors and small publishers. We display your book in our online bookshop, from where they can be ordered securely from anywhere in the world. You can also link the ‘buy buttons’ on your own website directly to our secure YPD shopping cart.
We take care of the postage, packaging, credit card fees, stock control, payment processing and sales reporting.
Our system is easy and straightforward. We hold stock of your books in our warehouse in York. We receive orders by mail, email, fax or phone, then speedily process and supply them to customers worldwide. We can also take pre-orders before your book is launched.
At the end of each subsequent month we send you the entire revenue from sales, along with a book sales report for the current month. When stock of your books gets low, you are sent an automatic reminder asking you to replenish stock.
All books with ISBN numbers are automatically listed on Amazon. However, this does not mean Amazon will hold stock. Initially they are likely to indicate an order time of 4 to 6 weeks! When they receive an order, they will order copies from you, expecting their 60% discount
The long delivery time usually deters sales, and if you have to give 60% discount, it is unlikely you will make a profit on Amazon sales. YPDBooks on Amazon Marketplace provides a cost effective alternative. The YPD Marketplace Bookshop will be listed as an alternative supplier, with a delivery time of 2 days. Amazon sends the orders to us. They will take 17.5% commission, but that is better than 35% or 60%!
YPDBooks has some of the best Search Engine Optimisation on the internet. This means that your books will almost certainly get to page one of Google by title and author, which is great for marketing! Not only that, we also tweet the launch of every new title.