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Worldwide Book Distribution

Publishing with iUniverse ensures that your title is accessible to thousands of retailers around the globe, which is critical if you are serious about selling copies of your book.

Why Distribution Matters

Channel distribution enables your book to be ordered by and distributed to online booksellers and retailers around the world. Plus, all books published with iUniverse are listed in Bowker’s Books in Print® database and are available for sale worldwide through the iUniverse online bookstore. Our international print network also speeds delivery of your book for orders outside the United States. This allows you to reach a wide audience and compete in the book marketplace.

If your publishing goals include more than giving away copies of your book to friends and family, book distribution is essential. Although it may sometimes be possible to sell directly to bookstores, booksellers prefer dealing with a few wholesalers and distributors rather than entering into transactions with individual authors.

Help Readers Discover Your Book

While some retailers, such as the iBookstore, are strictly for e-books, many stores offer both the print and e-book versions on their websites. Learn more about some of the distributors and retailers iUniverse works with to make your book available for purchase around the globe.

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One source, countless possibilities

Ingram Book Company is the largest book wholesale distributor in the world, offering immediate access to more than 2 million titles. Ingram is the preferred wholesale provider for more than 71,000 retail and library customers globally. By publishing with iUniverse, you reap the benefits of our exclusive relationship with this elite book distributor.


Bowker

Search. Discover. Connect.

Thousands of libraries, booksellers and publishers use Bowker Books In Print every day to discover new books. Books In Print is an online catalog that enables people to search for books, e-books, audiobooks and videos. Publishing with iUniverse ensures that your title is listed in the Books in Print catalog.


Amazon

You can find everything here

Founded in 1995, Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By publishing with iUniverse, your print book will be available on Amazon.com, and the e-book will be available in Amazon’s Kindle Store.


Google

It's time to set your reading free.

With millions of books to choose from in every imaginable category, Google gives readers access to the world's largest selection of e-books.


Kobo

Read on

Kobo is a global e-book retailer that believes readers should be able to read any book at anytime on any device. Kobo attracts millions of readers worldwide with its eReading catalog that contains more than 3.5 million e-books, newspaper and magazine titles.


Scribd

Where the world comes to read

Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing company. Readers are able to find books, both new and old, and preview them on Scribd.

Baker and Taylor

The future delivered

Baker & Taylor is a leading distributor of books, videos and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers. Baker & Taylor has more than 44,000 customers in more than 120 countries and ships more than 1 million products annually.


Chapters

Making connections. Creating experiences.

Since the first store opening in 1940, Coles has merged with SmithBooks to create Chapters, and officially merged with Indigo in 2001 to form the largest book retailer in Canada. Readers can buy your book online or order it from one of Indigo’s 247 stores.


Barnes and Noble

The Internet's largest bookstore

Barnes & Noble, the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, operates nearly 700 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and has one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com In addition to print books, Barnes & Noble offers more than 1 million e-books in its NOOK Bookstore.


Apple

Be well read with iBooks

Apple has more than 2 million* e-book titles available in its iBookstore. Yours can be next. With iUniverse, your e-book will be available for purchase on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

*Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.


Sony

Make believe

One of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for consumer and professional markets, Sony is a major player in the world of e-books and e-readers.