Frequently Asked Questions

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20 Distribution & Marketing Questions

1.)Will I be able to get my book on Oprah? 2.)Can I sell books directly to bookstores or is this an exclusive distribution arrangement? 3.)What is the difference between a POD Publisher and a POD Printer? 4.)What are BISAC codes and where do I get them? 5.)Should I try and get a trade book distributor? 6.)What are the benefits of the Thor Distribution Program? 7.)Why do I have to buy at least one hundred copies of my book before I can participate in the Thor Distribution program? 8.)Why can't I have my full color children's book in Thor? 9.)How many books should I print? 10.)How do you suggest I market my book? 11.)Is Thor Distribution meant to take the place of traditional distributor? 12.)How long will it take to outgrow the Thor Distribution Program? 13.)What is the difference between the Thor Program and other POD programs? 14.)How do I get my books distributed by Amazon or Barnes & Noble? 15.)What can I do to qualify to be distributed by a trade book distributor? 16.)What can I do if I can't find a distributor to distribute my book to the trade? 17.)What is Thor distribution? 18.)What are the disadvantages of the Thor Distribution program? 19.)Can I have my book printed somewhere else and still participate in the Thor Distribution Program? 20.)Do I need my own website to help sell my book?


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