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wholesale discounts for book stores

If I send book stores interested in purchasing my book to createspace, what discount will they receive? Also, where is a link for wholesale buyers?

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1. May 1, 2018 1:35 PM in response to: pbplace
Re: wholesale discounts for book stores

The only option through CreateSpace itself is CreateSpace Direct. You can look in Help (above right) for an article about this program (I can't provide a direct link.) Be aware that this won't have the terms that bookstores are used to.

 

The CreateSpace Direct application form: https://www.createspace.com/pub/l/createspacedirect.do?rewrite=true&sitesearch_query=createspace%20direct&sitesearch_type=SITE.

 

If your book is enrolled in Expanded Distribution, you can direct the bookstores to the Ingram catalogue. Chances are that they'll already have an Ingram account.

 

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2. May 2, 2018 3:16 AM in response to: pbplace
Re: wholesale discounts for book stores

pbplace wrote:

 

If I send book stores interested in purchasing my book to createspace, what discount will they receive?

 

I haven't used it myself, but forum members in the past have reported that CS Direct only gives a 20% discount. Expanded Distribution apparently gives stores a 25% discount.

 

The only way to ensure they get the correct trade wholesale discount of 40% is to supply the store directly from your own inventory, or publish at IngramSpark with a 55% discount (40% goes the store and 15% goes to Ingram).

 

 

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3. May 2, 2018 4:36 AM in response to: lipmag
Re: wholesale discounts for book stores

Per the page in Help:

 

Resellers


Libraries and book resellers may apply for an account. To be eligible, they must be a licensed business and/or an active reseller. We will confirm their status within 24-48 hours and they will be able to take advantage of the discounts below depending on their business type.


List Price Discount

Libraries - 20%

Retail - 35%

Distribution - 45%

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