Who's going to take over the distribution of books and ebooks from Dennis Jones & Associates?
Amanda Greenslade, publishing consultant and editor
Are you an author or publisher affected by the voluntary liquidation of Australia's biggest independently published book wholesaler, Dennis Jones & Associates this month? PublishMyBook.online would like to give you the opportunity to find out how to sell your ebook directly to Amazon and Apple without needing a middle-man aggregator or wholesaler, which keeps a percentage of your hard-earned sales.
We can also advise you on the modern, global print-on-demand book distribution options that are available to you as an Australian author or publisher. Internet sales have caused digital disruption to the book industry for many years and this is all part of the reason why Dennis Jones has been struggling, along with countless other bricks and mortar book stores and industry organisations.
You're going to love our Publishing Consultation service:
You might be wondering about us and how we fit into the rather complicated book publishing industry. I am Amanda Greenslade, an Australian citizen who has loved reading and writing since childhood and been a member of the Queensland Writers Centre and the Australian Society of Authors for many years. You can read more about me here.
You may have found my website 'Australian eBook Publisher', but we also trade as 'PublishMyBook.online'. This is a small business and I am a sole trader with less than 10 employees. In order to keep enough business coming in, we try to get as much cheap, free, online attention as we can, so I use multiple websites for search engine benefit. This is an agile little business and we are already using the modern, global, online method of publishing and distributing books in print and online, so that means that digital disruption is not a problem for us.
It means we are in the perfect position to assist you with how to sell your book if the wholesaler you're currently with (whether that's Dennis Jones or another company) is no longer in business.
My publishing consultation service can get to the crux of what your situation is and what you need to distribute your book. It will most often mean I assist you with obtaining your own ISBN, updating your files, working out the tax implications and technical ability you will need to load your files directly to ebook vendors and print-on-demand. I know of all the major ways to go as direct as possible in order to maximise your returns.
If you should decide you really need an aggregator to just do it all for you and pay a percentage of the net receipts, we are going to consider opening this service. At present, we only distribute ebooks for whom we have performed other services as well, such as ebook conversion, cover design and providing ISBNs. Please contact me to put forward an expression of interest if you need stand-alone ebook distribution.
Would you believe that you do not actually need an ISBN to publish an ebook on Amazon? I can help you to do it and you might be surprised how easy it is once you have someone you can lean on for advice.