If a retailer chooses to stock your book, the store will place an order with Ingram.
You earn royalties for all of the copies ordered.
Copies of your book are printed and shipped to the bookseller.
Your book reaches a milestone – retail stocking.
Is your book selling?
The Circle of Shelf Life
The cycle starts over. The bookseller can choose to order more copies, meaning more books in stock for readers and more revenue in your pockets.
Renew. Relist. Repeat.
Renew the BSRP annually to keep your book in booksellers’ databases for ordering.
In most cases, your book will be returned to Ingram, but not to worry — you still keep the royalties for all of the books returned.
Return to Form
Unsold books are recycled into new paper products.
Did you know?
13% of the paper fiber in new books comes from recycled books, many of which were unsold copies returned by booksellers.2