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Can I sell books to Walmart?
No. Walmart only carries books they can stock in all their stores, and they only carry bestsellers. Chain stores only carry books they get via a distributor.
How do I get my self-published book into Walmart?
Since there isn’t a Walmart self-publishing platform, you can’t upload your ebook directly to Walmart. Luckily, it’s still really simple to get your titles listed there. First, you’ll need to convert your manuscript into EPUB format. This is the standard ebook format used by most major retailers.
How do I get people to buy my self-published book?
11 Powerful Book Promotion Ideas for Self-Published Authors
- Have your own blog or website.
- Increase your online presence to spread the word about your book.
- Use social media.
- Learn from the most popular books in your genre — what helps them sell?
- Get reviews for your book.
- Write an enticing book blurb.
How do you get approved for Walmart Marketplace?
How can I apply to Walmart Marketplace?
- US Business Tax ID (SSN not accepted)
- W9 or W8 and EIN Verification Letter from the Department of Treasury that verifies your US business address or place of physical operations.
- Address or place of physical operations.
- US Business address.
Do independent booksellers sell self-published books?
In the past, getting independent booksellers to shelve self-published books was a difficult prospect. Indie booksellers were reluctant to sell self-published books, based on the old bias that self-published meant poor content or poor quality. But that was then and this is now.
Can I buy eBooks at Walmart?
Recently Walmart and Rakuten Kobo announced that Walmart will start selling ebooks both on its website at Walmart.com and in Walmart stores, alongside its physical book offering. And while Walmart will only offer around 40 ebook titles in-store, their website will offer millions of ebooks for a new crowd of readers to discover.
Why publish with Walmart?
Walmart rivals Amazon in its reach and customer base worldwide, so this is a tremendous opportunity for D2D authors to improve their odds of discoverability with a growing and eager audience. There’s never been a better time to distribute wide!
Does the bookstore want my book to sell?
The bookstore wants your book to sell, but don’t expect the store to do the legwork for you. Have a solid marketing plan in place, and let the bookstore owner know what it is. It will show them that you take initiative and have confidence that your book will sell.