About the Program:
For an independent publisher, the topic of distribution remains daunting and mythical. What does a distributor really do? How much does it cost, is your program eligible, and more importantly, do you even need it? In this session, an expert in helping small and independent presses navigate the waters of distribution will spell it all out for you honestly. You will learn:
- That distribution is not necessarily an automatic vault to mainstream success;
- The evolving role a distributor plays in an industry that now has more options than ever for reaching your readership;
- Whether distribution can be, or even should be, the next big step for your publishing program;
- How to make your publishing program eligible for national distribution;
- And how to make the financial model of a distributor work for you.
By the end, you should know exactly how to make what may be your most important decision as a publisher.
Attend live to ask your questions, be part of this community event, and have a chance to win one of three prizes!
Can’t attend this webinar live? Sign up anyway and watch the recorded session at a time suitable to you. Everyone who registers will receive an email with the video recording of the webinar and a copy of the presenter slides by the end of the day Friday, July 13, 2018.
About the Presenter:
Get to know Richard T. Williams, Director of Publisher Development at IPG (Independent Publishers Group), the original independent book sales and distribution company in the United States.
Richard T. Williams is the Director, Publisher Development, at IPG, where he reviews publisher submissions, pursues new publisher business, and helps clients plan and develop their lists for both the IPG and SPU (Small Press United) programs. He has been with the IPG sales department since 2005, SPU since its inception in 2009, and in his current role since 2016. A former operations manager at an independent publisher, Richard is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of publishers in today’s industry and utilizes his knowledge and experience to help expand IPG’s suite of services to fit such needs.
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