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Subject: Databases for self publishe
Date Posted: 7/21/2010 6:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/21/2010 6:36 PM ET
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Hello. I was wondering how self published authors get their books listed on the databases of swap sites like pbs, or sell sites like bay and amazon. I know that online self publishers like lulu and i-universe pretty much guarantee to list your isbns on various databases, but I didn't peruse such sites. I did everything on my own and am now finding myself in need of info at the promotions level. Thank you in advance for your assistance
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 11:15 AM ET
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PBS uses amazon's list so you'd be better off asking amazon. But usually they only deal with certain vendors. You could try putting up a store there and listing your book.

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Date Posted: 7/28/2010 11:17 PM ET
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I'll contact Amazon. And I hear there's also something called the Muze database. E-bay is easy, but has tons of fees.

Subject: Getting Listed on Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc.
Date Posted: 8/27/2010 11:47 PM ET
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The 'major' print-on-demand (PoD) outfits for self-published books offer various packages for so called 'distribution' -- in essence listing at Amazon etc.

Lulu offers free Amazon listing though it can take forever and a bit longer. 90 days or so. CreateSpace is an Amazon subsidiary. If you publish with them you get very fast Amazon listing ... but just Amazon.

I used Lightningsource, an Ingram outfit, for my latest book. Not counting the ISBN, their total fees came in under $150. Once I approved the proof listing on Amazon & B/N was quite quick.

You can also become a MERCHANT at Amazon. A bit expensive. So various options.

Hope this helps.

Anura